By Rwenzori Daily
Uganda Small Scale Industries Association- USSIA-Kasese Branch, a nonprofit making organization operating in Uganda has appealed to government to start recognizing its efforts and contributions towards developing the country.
Started in 1979, the association brings together all the Micro, Small and Medium Industries purposely to bridge the gap in terms of representation and support to professional small and medium enterprises that might want to grow and become large.
Mr. Joseph Kahyana, the Kasese Branch Chairperson, says the association that has lasted for over 20 years in the district is aimed at supporting and equipping small and medium sized enterprises especially the small scale industrial sector of Uganda for their economic growth.
He explains that he is surprised seeing that their contributions towards development are not yet felt by government yet they employ more than half of Uganda’s population through engaging them in vocational skills including welding, carpentry, tailoring and Electrical Engineering among others. He sounded the remarks yesterday while addressing the Press in Kasese town.
In his remarks, the Regional Coordinator for Uganda Small Scale Industries Association- USSIA, Mr. Zepher Bwambale Kameli explained that the association was currently looking forward to giving guidance and information in a bid to address some challenges faced by the Small Scale entrepreneurs.