On 18th September 2019, we hosted the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government and the State House Comptroller who met with leaders from Madi Sub-Region to launch the commencement of the process to establish a zonal Presidential Industrial Park.

The visit was a follow up on a request made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni 3months ago when he visited the region on his wealth creation campaign and had promised that the region would be included among other 20 zones where Presidential Industrial Parks would be established.

Under the above projects, the areas of focus will be:

. Teaching Youth skills in carpentry, Welding, Shoe-Making, Weaving, Tailoring and Bakery at a free cost. They will however be asked for money to use the machines that will be put in place. This money will be used to run the project.
. Value – addition on Small Scale firms/Cottages
. Stone Cutting to look for minerals that can be exported
. Demonstration farm for learning skills in modern agriculture.

The Permanent Secretary thanked the people of Adjumani for offering land and has pledged commitment to see that the aims of the project which he says is part of Operation Wealth Creation, are indeed realized.

The State House Comptroller revealed that she is more interested in seeing that the project sustains itself after her team pulls out of it. To ensure this, she says the CAOs of all selected zones will be tasked to send monthly reports about the progress of the project.

Land in Pachara Sub County, Adjumani District has so far been identified for establishing a Presidential Lodge while the District Farmers’ Institute in Adjumani and land in Afoji, Moyo District have so far been identified and await approval for a factory and commercial farming.