Africa vehicle manufacturing has witnessed growth with the emergence of many African automobile manufacturers, some of these automobiles include; Kenya’s Mobius Motors, Nigeria’s Innoson motors, Ghana’s Kantanka cars among others.
And countries like Uganda have not been left behind in the race. Kiira Motors Corporation just announced plans to begin production of approximately 5,000 vehicles yearly, but the firm is also working on electric cars.
KCCA has said that it will begin piloting the public transportation system in Kampala using two Kiira Motors Corporation electric buses under a project underwritten by a Chinese technology partner.
Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) chief executive officer, Paul Isaac Musasizi said “The project is in line with KCCA’s Multi-Modal Urban Transport Master Plan 2018/2040 designed to guide the development of a sustainable transport system in Kampala,”
“It will initially cover 16 kms with 100 Eco-Buses that will be increased to 500 to cover the entire Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.
“It will use dedicated lanes covering the ring road from the Constitutional Square–Nakawa-Ntinda via Stretcher Road-Bukoto-Mulago-Wandegeya and back to the Constitutional Square,” he told the Observer.
KMC is an automobile manufacturer state enterprise which is mandated to implement the commercialization of the Kiira Electric Vehicle Project, championing the value addition in the domestic automotive industry for job and wealth creation.