THE UNTOLD STORY OF UGANDA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IN CONSTRUCTION

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Here starts a unique but untold story of a Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) which was the engine of Uganda’s biggest industrial and economic development from 1952 to about 1997.

Intentionally or unintentionally all its industrial, commercial, residential, leisure and recreational properties were based on construction as the backbone to the business, hence 8M Construction Digest’s interest. The author gives a brief history of UDC and examples of former construction-related projects under UDC, through its parastatal, Uganda Consolidated Properties Ltd (UCPL). Some notable buildings formally owned by UDC through UCPL are Embassy House and Development House in Kampala, which today house government departments. Other former companies, now sold off or are defunct were Uganda Hotels, NYTIL, UGIL and Kilembe Mines.

While 8M Construction Digest looks forward to an interview with the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Hon Amelia Kyambadde, the author invites readers who know the story of UDC to contribute to digest@8mconstruction.com. OR Comment from the section below.

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