MBARARA – Traffic in Mbarara town on Tuesday afternoon was brought to a standstill after all town dwellers ranging from Boda riders, taxi drivers and business people were struggling to have a glance at a Ugandan manufactured Kiira EVS which was brought to town on a road test.
These arrived in Mbarara town at around 2 pm and drove around Mbarara streets, starting from Buremba road, High street then to Mbarara Municipal council offices before it was taken to Mbarara University of science and technology(MUST) where students were treated to a free feel.
Patrick Kanamugira the Municipal senior planner who got a chance to be driven around commended the innovation but rooted for more funding to such projects.
“This a more comfortable car I got a chance to be driven around and I have liked it if the government can support these students who were behind this, then we can be able to boast science and technology in this country,” said Kanamugira
Kiya Philomena a student at MUST said she could not believe that Ugandan can make a car. “when I saw when Bebe Cool and Andrew Mwenda were testing in Kampala, I didn’t know that I would also get a chance to feel it but at least, I have seen it, it’s good.”
He said that where they have passed like Masaka the car has been receiving mass reception and that they were proud to see a car made in Uganda.
“We are looking at over 1600kms to test this car and we are grateful to the government of Uganda which is the majority shareholder in Kiira Motors corporation since it has already committed itself to support the start-up phase for the commercialization of Kiira EVS project until the vehicle plant has been established on a 100 acres and some funds have been appropriated for four years.
He said that they have already started mass construction of the project in Jinja to ease production of more vehicles. He added that they have made three cars one was Kiira EVE Uganda’s first electric car, Kayora Solar bus solar electric power bus and now the KIIRA EVS which has a 2 liters engine and 4 stroke.