Today 30th July,2019 The Managing Director -National Enterprise Corporation-Lt Gen James Mugira led a team of senior managers to NEC Farm Katonga( NEC Subsidiary)in Gomba to assess the implementation of the bull fattening project and the progress of the Egypt-Uganda Model farm.
The Agricultural Show that began on 12th in Jinja has ended today 21st July 2019 with the Theme:The Agricultural Technologies and Innovation for Farmers ' led Agro -Industrialisation. NEC fully participated in the show represented by NEC -AGRO LTD, NEC Uzima LTD and NEC Farm Katonga together with Uganda Egypt Model Farm. We have been recognised by Uganda National Federation for our outstanding contribution to the Agricultural sector in Uganda.
Yesterday, 19th July, 2019, I joined other Government Communicators on a guided tour of Karuma Hydro Power Project by UEGCL. This is the biggest mega project Government is undertaking. Karuma HPP with a planned installed capacity of (6×100 MW) is located on the Kyoga Nile River in Kiryandongo District of Uganda. The Tailrace Outfall is situated within the Karuma Wildlife Reserve and about 7km downstream of the Karuma Bridge. It is a run -of- the-river (ROR) scheme and will utilise a gross head of 70.0m and design discharge of 1,098 cumecs to generate 4, 073 billion KWh of energy on average yearly. The project features a 14m high and 314m long concrete Dam, an underground Power House, Transformer Cavern and Surge Chamber. The Water Conductor System comprises, ~25km network of tunnels including 6×7.7m diameter headrace tunnels, 6×7.7m diameter tailrace branch tunnels, a Tailrace Surge Chamber and 2× tailrace tunnels (TRT) with finished diameter of 12.9m and lengths of 8,609m and 8,707m respectively. The total duration of the project construction is 60months. The overall physical progress of works estimated at 94.58% against the time spent of 90.2%. I would like to thank UEGCL for work well done so far.
Yesterday, 8th May, 2019, the Managing Director NEC, Lt Gen James Mugira welcomed The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Hon Elioda Tumwesigye to the Kiira Vehicle Plant site in the Jinja Industrial Business Park.
Gen Mugira thanked the Ministry for the trust and confidence put in NEC's capabilities and entrusting it with the task and responsibility of delivering this strategic National Project.
He informed the Minister that the UPDF had developed capacity in the field of Engineering and Construction which is being now utilized through NEC, the Business Arm of the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs /UPDF.
His Excellency Mr. Karem Alp- The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Uganda, today 26th February, 2019 paid a courtesy call to Lt Gen James Mugira-The Managing Director-National Enterprise Corporation at his office in Bugolobi.The Ambassador was accompanied by the Turkey Defence Attache to Uganda and they discussed matters related with implementation of the Agreement on Defence Industries cooperation between Uganda and Turkey.