KAMPALA Uganda. The challenges of inadequate jobs that are rampant among most youth and university graduates will be eased a bit with the expansion of the Tian Tang Group in Mbale.
The Investigator has established that over 10,000 jobs are to be created once the multimillion dollar industrial Tian Tang factory opens at the Mbale Industrial Park in 2018.
The Tian Tang Group Chairman Paul Zhang revealed that the new complex will manufacture a cross section of steel, mattresses, plywood and cement.
Speaking at the Groups end of year Christmas party for its clients and agents at the Nanjing Motel in Kololo on Sunday, Mike Wang the TTG General Manager said they are committed to providing quality products and services to their customers.
“Since we began our operations in Uganda in 2009, we have continued to excel due to the support from you. We promise to keep providing the best products for Uganda’s,” said Wang. He said TTG is now one of Uganda’s leading integrated steel manufacturers, producing high tensile bars in ranges of 8mm to 25mm under the brand name Tian Tang Steel.
Tian Tang Group that is located in Kasenge – Mukono was officially inaugurated by President Museveni in 2014.
The group also manufacturers Com Foam mattresses, plywood under their Honghai Wood and own the Nanjing Restaurant and Motel in Kololo.
The former Executive Director Uganda Manufacturers Association and commissioner Uganda Electoral Commission Hajji Ssebagala hailed TTG for creating jobs for Ugandans. “Tian Tang Group has been very instrumental in employing Ugandans. 97 percent of their entire staff in all their companies are Ugandans. The three percent are working in the technical departments like preparation of Chinese food in their chain of hotels since Ugandans are not yet experts there,” said Ssebagala, the days’ guest.
He however urged the group to enumerate Ugandans by employing them in top managerial positions as well. He said the coming into the country by Chinese all the way from China had helped government address the issue of inadequate jobs for Ugandans.