The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Uganda has signed an agreement with Saad El-Din Group, an Egyptian Company for the development of LPG equipment and supply.
The Group is set to invest USD 10m to set up a factory in Uganda that will manufacture gas cylinders.
The Group aims to manufacture more than 50,000 cylinders every year. Uganda aims to cut the cost of gas cylinders which will increase the uptake of renewable energy, particularly gas in the country, as compared to charcoal and firewood which has adverse effects on the environment, Uganda currently imports 15,500 tonnes of gas.
Uganda has also been importing gas cylinders already filled with gas, which has been costly. The Cylinder plant is set to reduce the cost of importation while also creating jobs for a majority of Ugandans.