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Trade Minister Bahati to preside over groundbreaking for Nexus Green Factory in Kapeka

Nexus Green Limited Chief Executive Officer Rikki Tarun Verma, the company met with President Museveni

Nexus Green Limited Chief Executive Officer Rikki Tarun Verma briefs Minister Bahati on 80MW Solar Manufacturing Plant (PHOTO /Courtesy)

KAMPALA — David Bahati, the Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Co-operatives will today, Saturday December 11, officiate at the Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction Nexus Green Limited factory in Kapeka Industrial Park.

On Wednesday, December 9 2021, led by
Nexus Green Limited Chief Executive Officer Rikki Tarun Verma, the company met with President Museveni to announce the groundbreaking of their 80MW Solar Manufacturing Plant in Kapeeka.

According to available information, Euros10million investment project will be ready by Quarter 3 of 2022 and it will produce over 250,000 solar panels per annum, and this is expected to double by Year 2.

The plant will site a Research and Development Laboratory that will enable the development and manufacturing of solar irrigation pumps, solar street lighting and solar mini-grids.

Nexus Green is a company that specializes in designing, supplying, manufacturing, and delivering affordable solar-powered solutions that reduce carbon emissions.

The government through the ministry of water and environment contracted Nexus Green to design, supply, and install 687 sites across the country utilizing financing from the UK Export Finance.

The systems designed by Nexus Green will be connected to a water source that will supply transmission pipes.

The water will be stored in reservoirs and then passed through distribution networks to the farms.

Work has already begun in Mpamu, Ntanzi Parish, Ntenjeru sub-country in Mukono district. This irrigation project aims to improve the water supply to small-scale farmers, which should increase their harvests.

Currently, agriculture is the main source of income and employment for at least 40% of the Ugandan population.

However, this activity is impacted by drought.

The phenomenon is caused by climate change, which is expected to worsen according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

While waiting for future irrigation systems to be installed in Uganda’s districts, the government is pursuing other actions to combat the drought. This can be seen as a way to improve the quality of life of the people who live in the city, but also as a way to improve the quality of life of the people who live in the city and its surroundings.

This will have a storage capacity of 40 million m3 and will benefit farmers and herders in the districts of Napak, Moroto, Kotido and Abim in the Karamoja sub-region, as well as the Pokot community, which lives between Kenya and Uganda.

In the National Development Plan III, the government said it making efforts to limit rain-fed agriculture by extensively pursuing construction of mini-micro irrigation schemes and multi-purpose surface storage facilities for the period 2020/21 – 2024/25.

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