Kiira Motors, Luwero Industries unveil Kayoola Coach webframe to promote local content in Uganda’s automotive industry

The Managing Director of the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) Lt. General James Mugira  accompanied by the General Manager Luwero Industries Major General , Sabiti Muzeyi joined the Executive Chairman of Kiira Motors Corporation , Prof. Sandy Stevens Tikodri-Togboa to commission a monument of the Kayoola Coach webframe at Luwero Industries in Nakasongola.

Kiira Motors Corporation has since 2019 ,used the Luwero Industries facilities to build and produce the Kayoola fully electric buses , the Kayoola Diesel Coach (KDC) and the Tondeka buses that were built under contract manufacturing .

While unveiling and commissioning the monument , Prof. Tickodri thanked President Yoweri Museveni and the management of  Luwero Industries for allowing the Kiira Motors Corporation staff to use their facilities to develop capacity when designing , building and producing buses in Uganda.

He noted that the Kayoola Coach monument will be a lasting symbol to highlight KMC’s skills and workmanship in design and production of bus frames. “Kiira Motors Corporation is creating local content for the production of buses in Uganda ,” he stated . 

Lt. General Mugira hailed the cordial partnership between Luwero Industries and Kiira Motors  that has enabled vehicle production and  the continued development of Uganda’s automotive industry .

Richard Madanda , the Kiira Motors Corporation Director Product Development, said that the monument is a symbolic representation of the achievements of the collaboration between Luwero Industries  Limited (LIL) and Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) aimed at development of local mobility solutions. Madanda explained that the  Kayoola Coach  webframe  was manufactured as an effort towards local content development and specialized manufacturing skills development in the mobility industry.

“ The sustainability of the mobility industry in Uganda is dependent on the promotion of local content participation. Local content development is aimed at building  domestic capacity across the relevant segments  of the value chain for localization and domestic production of priority vehicle parts  and components .

The event was also attended by , Allan Muhumuza, the  Mobility Team Leader at the STI Secretariat Office of the President .

The Kiira Vehicle Plant (KVP) is being constructed at the Jinja Industrial and Business park and its expected to produce 22 buses per day at full capacity .

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