ANKOLA —The State House Comptroller, Ms Lucy Nakyobe, last week launched 13 industrial hubs in Ankole and Kigezi sub-regions in western Uganda and asked Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) to ensure that they are properly managed.
Speaking at the launch in Mbarara on Friday, Ms Nakyobe said that State House has been given Shs130 billion to establish 20 industrial hubs in different regions of the country this financial year under the presidential initiative for wealth creation and local economic development.
She said that they are intended to facilitate training of youths and women in carpentry, tailoring, wielding, knitting and weaving, bakery, shoe making, ceramics and stone cutting.
Ms Nakyobe on Thursday met political leaders and civil servants from Kigezi sub region over establishment of Kigezi industrial hub project that will be setup at Kiruruma in Kamuganguzi Sub County in Kabale.
She on Friday met leaders from Ankole sub region over the same project for Ankole. The industrial centre will be established in Kakiika Division in Mbarara. Ms Nakyobe said government will provide all the required machines and instructors and the training will be free for all the interested youth and women.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government, Mr Ben Kumumanya, asked the local government leaders to use any available platforms to popularize industrial hubs. Kiruhura Resident District Commissioner Mr Aminadabu Muhindo said those who will train should be given machines to set up their own businesses.