Hoima-Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom (BKK) has passed out 70 drivers who have completed a training in driving heavy goods vehicles.
The training was sponsored by CNOOC Uganda Ltd, one of the licensed oil companies operating in the Albertine basin.
The CNOOC Uganda National Content Manager Mr. Kyaligonza Mathew said CNOOC decided to support the training in order to grow its partnership with BKK and increase on opportunities for communities hosting oil and gas operations.
He pledged more opportunities as more developments are undertaken in the region.
The drivers were trained under a partnership between BKK and CNOOC Uganda Ltd.
The drivers who applied from various districts of Bunyoro region have attained international certification that is required for them to drive in the Oil industry.
The training was conducted at BKK premises from 25th October to 27th November 2021.
The graduation ceremony was presided over by Owek. Nyendwoha Mutiti, the BKK First Deputy Prime Minister who represented the BKK Prime Minister.
In his speech, the Premier advised the drivers to be disciplined and effective in performing their duties.
He said trainings and employment opportunities as well as supplying goods and services are among the avenues though which locals to best benefit from oil and gas resources.
He challenged oil companies and government agencies to partner with BKK in implementing projects that will make oil a blessing to Uganda.
The colorful ceremony was attended by the Okwiri Owek. Mugenyi Fred, the Batebe Owek. Kabahanika Jane, the Lord Mayor Hon. Brian Kaboyo, Dr Yolamu Nsamba, the Secretary of the Royal Commission, representatives from the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), BKK staff among others.
The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio