A section of youths in Kasese district has justified the demand for Kiira Plant to make Kayoola buses in the industrial park located in Kasese Municipality.
Last week, the Kayoola Diesel Couch made a tour to Kasese and the youths were seen in a joyful mood. The locally-made diesel-powered bus was on road test drives through the Rwenzori region.
The UBJ-720H dark grey 47-seater bus was made by Kiira Motors Corporation -KMC, a state enterprise spearheading the making of vehicles in Uganda and the Luweero Industries, a military institution.
Many of the youths in Kasese have called on the company to immediately open a plant in the district given its abundant mineral resources including coppers and cobalt.
Juma Muloda, the chairperson Kasese special hire drivers said he was excited to get the first comfort of the bus he has for long heard that it’s made by Ugandans. He says the innovation is a sign that the country is steadily developing.
Enock Bwambale says the bus is an indication that Uganda and its population is progressing in terms of technology.
Bwambale believes the locally made buses can ease on the cost of transport for business persons but also open up employment opportunities.
The RDC, Lt. Joe Walusimbi who received the bus believes the new bus gives hope to Ugandans that the country is indeed growing. For Kasese such innovations can boost the tourism sector, according to Walusimbi.
By Baluku Alex Freeman