KAMPALA — Kiira EVS alias The Beast has excited delegates at the ongoing week-long 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo.
The Ugandan manufactured vehicle, which is being show cased at the high level conference caused excitement to Kenyan Speaker of Parliament, Justin Muturi and other delegates.
On the sidelines of the conference, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ushered some of the delegates to sample the first saloon car made in Uganda by Kiira Motor Corporation.
“An impressive display of local and indigenous innovation. It underscores the importance of local talent in manufacturing. Keep it up and God bless you.” said Kenyan speaker of Parliament.
Several delegates took advantage to pose for photos while standing next to the car.
Kiira Motor, an initiative of Makerere University supported through the presidential initiative for science and technology innovation to champion value addition in the domestic automotive industry for job creation and diversification of the economy.
It is designed with three concepts vehicles of “Kiira EV SMACK” Africa’s first hybrid electric and Kayoola solar Bus, Africa’s first solar electric bus.
Cabinet sitting on Monday 9 April 2018 at Statehouse Entebbe approved the roadmap for the Commercialization of the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project.
KMC was recognized for the initiatives in Green Mobility by Frost & Sullivan with the prestigious 2016 Frost & Sullivan Visionary Innovation Leadership Award in Sustainable Mobility