UPDF Engineers Praise Work of Lira Business Park

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The leadership of Lira City through the Mayor Sam Atul recognized the UPDF Engineers Brigade for constructing Lira Industrial Park, among other projects.

The major was Thursday touring the projects along course participants from the National Defence College – Uganda (NDC – U) so as to assess the success and challenges involved in following government development programs.

Otul, however, mentioned that the bureaucracy involved in implementing government interventions and projects, the lack of proper transport systems and electricity in most parts of Lango region, has led to environmental degradation as farmers resort to deforestation to power their machinery in a bid to add value to their agricultural products.

He further applauded government interventions against poverty like Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and the latest initiative of Parish Development Model (PDM) with the latter taking a holistic approach involving infrastructural development and mindset change.

The delegation also visited Meru Miller’s Uganda Limited, an agro-processing factory in Lira that produces cooking oil, soap and animal feeds extracted from locally produced soya bean, sim-sim and sunflower.

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