President of the Republic of Uganda Inspected Kimitsu Works

Jun. 04, 2013

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

President of the Republic of Uganda Inspected Kimitsu Works

On June 3, President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda, visiting Japan for the Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), inspected our Kimitsu Works. With re-rolling mills in Uganda being supplied with our steel products, the President had indicated his wish to see the most advanced iron and  steel manufacture.

He was welcomed and guided by Mr. Higuchi, Representative Director & Executive Vice President, on a factory tour of the blast-furnace plant and hot strip mill as well as other facilities, and explained our technological preeminence. He showed high interest in our capabilities in iron and steel manufacture.

Photo showing President Museveni, the fifth from the right, with Mr. Higuchi, Executive Vice President, next to the left, and Mr. Fujino, General Superintendent of Kimitsu Works, next further to the left.

Reference: Outline of the Republic of Uganda (from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
 Area: 241,000 km2
 Population: 34.51 million (2011)   
 Head of the state: Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President,
 since 1986, in his fourth term (ending in 2016).
 Economic situation: Uganda, since its independence, continued in a series of internal
 disturbances and chaotic economic conditions until late in the 1980s.
 But, since 1987 when the structural adjustment measures were 
 aggressively implemented under the support from the World Bank
 & IMF, macroeconomic stability has been achieved,making Uganda
 one of the fastest growing countries in Africa, south of the Sahara.
 (Economic growth rate: 6.7%, 2011: World Bank) 

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