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Mak signs quadripartite MoU to enhance Tororo fertilizer production

  • In Sciences
  • 2 Jul 2014 - 12:44pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 15,029
L-R: SCAU Vice Chancellor-Prof LIAO Ming, Chairman of Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd-Mr.LV Weidong, Mak Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu and Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi toast after the quadripartite MoU signing, 23rd June 2014, Guangzhou, China

Makerere University on Monday 23rd July signed a quadripartite Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), South China Agricultural University (SCAU) and Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd in Guangzhou, China. The MoU is meant to operationalise the "Carbonatite Comprehensive Industrial Development Project in Sukulu Hills Tororo, Uganda" that will manufacture phosphate fertilisers among other products.

The signing ceremony was held at the Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Co. Ltd premises in Haizha District, Guanzhou, China. The Hon. Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi signed on behalf of MAAIF; Prof LIAO Ming, Vice Chancellor of South China Agricultural University signed on behalf of SCAU; Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu, Vice Chancellor Makerere University signed on behalf of Mak and Mr.LV Weidong, Chairman of Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group Company Ltd signed on behalf of Dongsong.

An artistic impression of the Fertiliser production complex in Sukulu Hills, Tororo, UgandaAs Makerere University seeks to secure more Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to help develop her vast resources, the university is expected benefit from SCAU’s long history of research, competitive talents cultivation, extensive international exchanges and international agricultural training courses. These have enabled SCAU to successfully operationalise PPP with Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group Co. Ltd. and the Government of the Province of Guangzhou. Makerere will also greatly benefit from innovative technology developed by Scientists at SCAU to manufacture phosphate fertilizers. The four parties also discussed a local capacity building plan for Ugandan staff to enhance the required human resource capacity to operationalize the implementation of the MoU.

Other members of the Ugandan delegation who participated in the MoU discussions and witnessed the signing included; Mr. Samuel Semanda, Commissioner for Planning MAAIF, Mr. James Komayombi Bulegeya, Commissioner for Crop protection, MAAIF, Mr. Solomon Rutega, Consul General, Uganda Consulate in Goungzhou, Staff of State House Investment Department, Prof. Bernard Bashaasha, Principal, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), Makerere University.

 

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