President tours Military Industries in Ethiopia

Sunday 28th December 2014
State House PPU

President Yoweri Museveni today toured the Ethiopian military industries in the outskirts of the country’s capital of Addis Ababa. He was accompanied by the 1st Lady, Mrs. Janet Museveni. Others included the Minister of Defence, Mr. Crispus Kiyonga and State Minister for Energy, Mr. Simon D’Ujanga.

The President, who concluded a 3-day State Visit to Ethiopia today, was conducted around the facilities by the Deputy Director of the industries, Brigadier General Tsgabu Fetle. Brigadier General Tsgabu Fetle said that they want Uganda and Ethiopia to cooperate in the enhancement of industrial developments. He revealed that the facility was established 4 years ago adding that the establishment, among other activities, supplies machinery for electricity generation such as transformers and also manufactures numerous machinery for sugar and fertilizers’ processing. He also reported that tractors, heavy duty trucks and buses are handled by the industrial facilities.

Brigadier General Tsagabu Fetle further told the President that the military industrial facilities are currently involved in the expansion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Hydro-Electric Power Dam so that the facility is upped from a capacity of 5,250 to 6,000 megawatts.

President Museveni was later seen off at Bole International Airport by his host, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn.

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