The NRM will do the following in the next five years:
- Focus on mineral (processing) in the areas of fertiliser production from phosphates at Tororo, cement production from limestone in Tororo and production of iron and steel in Tororo and Kabale.
- Promote establishment of mini-industries at zonal or sub-county level.
- Establish the cement, iron and steel industries, a venture to be spearheaded by the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC).
- Continue investment in infrastructure such as roads, railways, power generation and transmission will bring down the cost of doing business in Uganda. Furthermore, bring down the cost of power to not more than six US cents so as to make Uganda attractive to investors.
- The industrial parks will be developed with infrastructure; roads, railways, water, Internet and power. We will also construct warehouses where investors can come and set up their machinery and start working. This will attract the many SMEs who are constrained with resources to buy land and invest in civil works.
- Support technological innovation by increasing the innovation fund to help anyone with scientific ideas that need to be developed into business ideas. This fund will also be extended to the many youth who are trained in computer science and are already developing various computer applications.
- Support to the Kiira vehicle project will continue until a car is put on the road. Also, support scientist working on other projects of that nature.
- Establish the following industries through UDC:
i) Three more tea processing plants in Kabale, Kisoro and Kanungu.
ii) Iron and Steel industry in Muko - Kabale, Jinja, Kampala andTororo.
iii) Lake Katwe salt factory.
iv) Sheet glass project in Masaka.
- Seven zonal agro-processing facilities will be established at Arua, Soroti, Luwero, Kayunga, Ntungamo, Masaka and Kasese to provide access to quick processing of agricultural products and ease marketing.
- Spatial planning for industries. We will review the Industrial Licensing Act, 1969, to ensure industries are established in designated areas, in line with physical and land use plans.
- The UDC will be strengthened through the review of the law to give it the necessary legal framework and mandate to operate more effectively.
- The UNBS will be strengthened through additional resourcing to enable it to effectively carry out its mandate of providing technical guidance and inspection of industries in the country. It will, however, be given timeframes within which a company applies for certification should be cleared or if it doesn’t qualify, it should be communicated to.
- The UNBS will increase its surveillance to ensure that there is no dumping of poor quality goods in Uganda as this is not only harmful to the health of Ugandans, but also affects local industries producing similar products. This will be coupled with increased surveillance by URA to ensure that no goods come in untaxed or under-declared in value.
- Continue working with our sister states in the EAC to eliminate bottlenecks that affect free movement of goods and services within the Community.
- With the big EAC market, we will work with our sister countries to invest in big projects like car assembling.
- Start five more sugar factories. The developments in the sugar subsector have enabled the country to produce over 500,000 metric tonnes against domestic consumption of 360,000 metric tonnes. The country now has a surplus of over 140,000 metric tonnes. One of the new factory is under construction in Amuru , which is expected to start in 2017. We are now aiming at exporting 500,000 metric tonnes.
Overall, our investment in transformation of agriculture from subsistence to commercial agriculture will create a market for industrial or manufactured goods, hence, lead to attraction of more investors both local and foreign. These efforts will create more jobs for Ugandans.