A delegation comprising course participants, Directing and Administrative Staff of the National Defence Defence College – (NDC-U) led by the College Commandant Maj Gen Francis Okello have conducted a guided study tour of Luweero Industries Limited in Nakasongola District.
The delegation was received by General Manager Luweero Industries Limited, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi.
In his briefing to the delegation, Maj Gen Sabiiti took the team through the activities and operational framework of Luweero Industries and the roles played by the company within and outside the country.
The delegation was later taken through a guided tour of the different subsections of the facility including the Gas and medical oxygen production unit, armoured vehicle production factory, armour production factory, medical masks and sanitizers production sector, motor vehicle and aircraft maintenance and repair workshop, carpentry workshop, MI – Series helicopter maintenance sector, Kiira Motors Cooperation unit and other sectors affiliated within the industry.
In his remarks, the delegation head Maj Gen Francis Okello commended Luweero Industries Limited for accepting to host the delegation, noting that the tour will enrich the students’ understanding of the different roles played by the army in the socio-economic transformation of communities and the country at large.
He applauded the different works in the industry and urged students to know what has made this section of UPDF successful.
Luweero Industries Limited is one of the subsidiaries of the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament to serve as the commercial arm of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF).
This is the second study tour by course participants after their recent visit of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute and the Uganda Investment Authority in Namanve.
The study tours of the country’s industrial sector are aimed at enriching the course participants’ knowledge of the sector’s contribution to the socio-economic development of the country.
NDC -U based in Njeru, Buikwe District, opened its doors to the pioneer 18 participants, all UPDF officers at the ranks of Brigadier General and Colonel, in January this year. The course runs for one year.