By Watchdog reporter
President Yoweri Museveni has called on Malaysian investors to utilize opportunities in the health, technical education and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Mr Museveni made the call to a delegation of investors and Malaysian Government officers who called on him at State House, Entebbe. The Chairman of the Malaysian Incorporated Services Berhard, Mr. Esa Mohammed, led the guests.
During the deliberations, which were attended by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Matia Kasaija and State Minister for Urban Development, Hon. Isaac Musumba, the delegation expressed interest in the development of a satellite city in Nakigalala in Wakiso district.
“I welcome the proposal to decongest Kampala City by building a satellite city in Nakigalala. It would be appropriate to set up health facilities, technical education institutions and ICT. By setting up health services, we shall save the country a lot of funds currently spent on foreign medical travel,” the President said. He disclosed that the Government is committed to acquiring land to enable the investors in order to implement that development project.
President Museveni said that the investors have the privilege of tapping into business processing outsourcing and tourism. He noted that Uganda today has got abundant opportunities in the development of hotels adding that Malaysia could be a good entry point into Asia.
The Chairman of the Malaysian Incorporated services Berhard, Mr. Esa Mohammed, in the development of the satellite city in Nakigalala, Wakiso district, they will set up a master plan that is to be financed by the Malaysian Government. He added that the private sector could be enabled to erect new buildings within the guidelines of the master plan. The investors revealed that plans are underway to re-plan Kampala after the setting up of the new satellite city as a measure to have a decongested capital city.