President Museveni has okayed Nexas Green officials’ plan of making environmentally friendly motorcycles that are suitable for Uganda’s terrain.
In their continuous bid to support green energy and E-mobility, the delegation informed President Museveni that under their Green Hub Kampala Project, they are plans to start making environmentally friendly electric motorcycles that are suitable for Uganda’s terrain an issue that the president supported in response.
“For the cars, we are making but for the bikes, you can manufacture.” Museveni highlighted.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni made these remarks on Tuesday in a meeting where he held discussions with a delegation from Nexus Green led by their chairperson, Baroness Sandip Verma who is also the former UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development.
Nexus Green Ltd is a Ugandan-based solar energy company supplying, manufacturing, and delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for over 458 million people in East Africa.
The group briefed the President on the status of several projects that are ongoing in different parts of the country that include solar-powered irrigation, the Lopei Multipurpose Dam as well as a collaboration with The Ministry of Defence on solar power initiative among others.
On several occasions, President Museveni has been emphasizing the use of irrigation to boost production and stabilize agriculture in the country as well as enabling the manufacturing of solar-powered water pumps to ensure the realization of both sustainable irrigation and agro-production.
During the meeting, the President noted that irrigation supported by solar-powered water pumps is very crucial since it would prolong the growing time of crops in Uganda.
“Instead of having two seasons we can have four seasons,” President Museveni said.
“Although we get a lot of rain, sometimes it delays but solar-powered water pumps remove all this, that is why they are very important,” he added.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) synthesis report that was issued in March indicated that more than a century of burning fossil fuels as well as unequal and unsustainable energy and land use have led to global warming of 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
According to scientists, this has resulted in more frequent and more intense extreme weather patterns that have since caused increasingly dangerous impacts on nature and people in every region of the world.
Scientists further suggested that the use of electricity systems that emit no net carbon, widespread electrification, alternative carriers in applications less amenable to electrification, energy conservation and efficiency, and greater integration across the energy system which are largely got from solar and wind energy can help to bring emissions down.
On her part, Baroness Sandip Verma thanked the President for his continued support to see the company yield tangible progress with some of the projects ready for commissioning.
She also revealed that they are already setting up a factory that will manufacture solar-powered water pumps locally.