Kalangala Fish Hatchery Project Handover to Engpro International
Aquaculture is the way to go as a way of transforming the fishing industry. The European Union through Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development gave a Grant of €10m towards Mwena Aquaculture Park in Kalangala and Apac.
These projects will not only transform the Fishing Industry from subsistence farming to modern farming but create job opportunities for young people in Uganda.
The Kalangala Fish Hatchery €10m project was handed to Engpro International for development by the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries on 12th /march /2020 by Hon. Hellen Adoa, the Minister of State for Fisheries at the Kalangala District headquarters.
In the handover the design team was asked to engage the district in the design process.
Engpro International herein referred to as the contractor was also asked to consider local skills as the first priority.
The Minister urged the Contractor to use the available local fish spies not to bring in any other species and also urged the Contractor to do quality work.
The Contractor is to sensitize the locals about the possible implications of a construction site in an area.
The Uganda National Roads Authority to sort out the issue of compensation which was raised by the locals who are to be encroached on by the proposed expansion of the access road to the landing site.
The contractor is to assemble cages and rear the fish in cages simultaneously.
The contractor is also to engage the locals in the assembling and rearing of the fish during the design process.