President commends Bilaji Group of Investors
President Yoweri Museveni has highly commended the Bilaj Group of Companies for coming to invest in Uganda describing the move as an eye opener not only to the people of Luweero District in particular but also to those in Uganda in general in the area of wealth creation.
“I first of all thank you for coming to invest in Uganda and secondly for being an example to our people for making this land in Luweero productive. The owners of the factory now get Shs.85 billion per year. I thank you and encourage you,” he said.
The President was today commissioning the SR AFRO CHICKS and BREEDERS LTD factory in Yandwe village, Butuntumula Sub-County in Central Uganda’s Luwero District.
The factory that is sitting on a 200-acre piece of land, employs over 1,000 Ugandan youth and produces one million eggs a day. They also make other products like animal and chicken feeds, breed off layers and broilers among many products. The group supplies their products to local and external markets.
President Museveni congratulated the proprietors of Bilaji Group and asked them to also look at other products that are made from eggs like proteins for export.
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, outlined the tremendous successes of her ministry and also thanked Bilaji Group for choosing to invest in Uganda.
State Minister for Investment, Hon. Evelyn Anite, thanked President Museveni and the NRM Government for creating a conducive environment that has enabled investors to come to do business in Uganda.
She added that over 30 factories have been commissioned this year of 2019 offering over 8,000 jobs to the youth.
One of the Directors of Bilaji Group of Companies, Mr. Sitaram Munangi, on behalf of other directors, pledged to open up more agro- based industries in the country to add value to Ugandan products.
Ministers, Members of Parliament and the leadership of Luweero District as well as those from neighboring districts, attended the ceremony. ENDS