Government has said that an industrial park being constructed in Pakele sub-county, Adjumani district, is nearing completion and will boost industrial growth in West Nile sub-region.

During a tour of the Shs5b facility located in Ulia village on Monday, State House officials accompanied by district officials said the construction work is 90 per cent complete.

Mr Willison Rumanzi, the project engineer, noted that they will be able to finish and hand over the facility to the district in less than two months.

“Unless any other interference sets in, we will be able to hand over the project to the district because the remaining works are landscaping, tarmacking the pass ways and other final touches,” he said.
The RDC, Mr Peter Taban Data, said the project it will alleviate the district from the challenge of youth unemployment.
“The facility will benefit thousands of unemployed youths in the three districts of Madi sub-region directly or indirectly. Once several factories are built here, they can either work at the park as employees or supply raw materials which will be required to run them.”

The industrial park has been planned to host various factories including shoemaking, bakery, welding, carpentry, weaving, and stone cutting, among others.
Covering a total area of 23.6hecters at the Adjumani district Farm Institute at Ulia village, Pakele Sub County, the facility is targeted to benefit the youths in the district of Adjumani, Moyo and Obongi.
Ms Korina Ondoa, the district secretary for production and natural resources said the establishment of the facility is a great opportunity for the district to tap into its unexploited agricultural potentials.
“This is a very big achievement by the government for our people. It is the only moment our farmers will gain a better market for their farm produce, for long they have been benefitting nothing as middlemen cheat them,” she said.
It is my appeal especially to our farming communities and youth to take advantage of this multi-billion project once it becomes operational because its establishment will go a long way in supporting the youths in the region including refugees in the area, Ms Ondoa added.