Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered, electric and fuel supported vehicles.
Engineers attached to Kiira Motors Cooperation have asked school-going children to
embrace homegrown technologies for sustainable job creation.
Kiira motors cooperation is the first automotive factory in the country which is currently constructing a manufacturing plant at a 100-acre piece of land in Mutai
village, Jinja district. The company is expected to manufacture solar-powered,
electric and fuel supported vehicles.
The engineers are making trips to different learning
institutions aboard their newly assembled “Kayoola bus,” with an aim of
inspiring students to embrace the value of science education which can enable
them to invent enterprises that will reduce the unemployment burden
within the country.
While interfacing with science students at Horizon
international school in Jinja city on Thursday, the director of Marketing at
Kiira Motors, Allan Muhumuza said that they have designed a school outreach
program aiming at inspiring students to adopt hands-on skills which are
more self-sustaining compared to the limited white-collar jobs.
Muhumuza argues that this drive is also aimed at
challenging young people to use the available materials to explore their
potential in the creative industry.
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Muhumuza adds that the automotive industry has presented
new opportunities for future generations and direct career guidance
oriented interfaces can help them to tap into such seemingly
unexplored ventures, to triumph over their colleagues in the highly
competitive job market.
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Gracious Tumusiime, a student says that, such outreaches
create confidence amongst learners to understand that it is possible for them
to manufacture reputable products within the country. “...with such exposure, I believe that we have the capacity to exploit the available technologies and invent
more environmentally friendly products which are less harmful to the
communities,” he says.
Meanwhile, the principal of Horizon school, Lokman Cinar
says that it is vital for school going children to understand the relevance
of environmental conservation through direct exposure to green energy projects
at a young age, as they carry the responsibility of minimizing pollutant
substances from the environment in the future.
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Amiina Mutesi, the Jinja Principal Education Officer
says that, the city suburbs are surrounded by factories but due to lack of career
guidance, most graduates have failed to get employment because most of them lack the necessary career guidance to
help them tap into the available employment opportunities.