By Antony Onyalla
The minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has urged Residents around Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group in Osukuru Sub County Tororo district to protect Sukulu Phosphate project so as enjoy long lasting benefits.
Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group is in the area to exploit iron ore and phosphate, a project that will see many locals get jobs directly and indirectly.
The minister noted that the project is the area to first benefit the local community before anyone else therefore urging the community around to ensure that the project is protected.
Speaking during the handover of the Free Zone Developer’s Licence to Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group at Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group premises today, Minister Kasaija advised the company to iron out any differences with the local communities for the smooth running of the company.
In her remarks, Chief Executive Officer Uganda – China International Industrial Co-operation Company Limited (Guangdong) asked the locals to be accommodative of the Chinese for effective service delivery.
Meanwhile Tororo County South Legislator Fredrick Angura, asked Guangzhhou Dongsong Energy Group to give priority to the locals when offering jobs.
He reiterated Minister’s message of protection asking the locals to co-operate with the company so as to benefit economically