Kakira

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Kakira
Kakira is located in Uganda
Kakira
Kakira
Location in Uganda
Placement on map is approximate
Coordinates: 00°30′00″N 33°16′48″E / 0.50000°N 33.28000°E / 0.50000; 33.28000
Country Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Region Eastern Uganda
Sub-region Busoga sub-region
District Jinja District
Elevation 4,000 ft (1,220 m)

Kakira is a town in Eastern Uganda. It is the location of the International headquarters of the Madhvani Group.

Location[edit]

Kakira is located in Jinja District, approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Jinja on the highway to Iganga. Kakira is also a small town in Distt Chamba, Himachal Pradesh, India. Its famous for its Swami Harigiri Ashram, Swami Harigiri Memorial Hospital and Sr Secondary school which has given hundreds of soldiers to the Indian Army[1] The coordinates of the town are:00 30 00N, 33 16 48E (Latitude:0.5000; Longitude:33.2800).

Overview[edit]

Kakira is the location and the traditional headquarters of the Madhvani Group conglomerate. On an 9,500 hectares (37 sq mi) estate, the Group owns a sugarcane farm and a sugar manufacturing complex, Kakira SugarLimited. They also own a sweets & confectionery factory, Kakira Sweets & Confectioneries Limited. Also on the estate the Group has an electricity generating plant, producing 50MW of power for use on the complex with the excess sold to the Ugandan national grid.The Madhvani estate at Kakira employs in excess of 7,500 people.[2] Management provides for workers and dependents a private 100-bed hospital, 8 primary schools and 1 secondary school. On the estate is also a private airport, The airport Also is home to Turbo Prop Service Centre TPSC, Dealing with aircraft Servicing, Kakira Airport, (ICAO: HUKK).[3] The estate will soon install a distillery to produce ethanol from molasses, a by-product of sugar.

Madhvani Companies at Kakira[edit]

The Madhvani Group Industrial complex at Kakira includes but is not limited to the following companies:

  • Kakira Airport - ICAO: HUKK
  • Kakira Electricity Company - Owners of Kakira Power Station, with capacity 22 Mega Watts. In process of upgrading to 52MW[4]
  • Kakira Sugar Works - Employs in excess of 7,500
  • Kakira Sweets & Confectioneries Limited
  • Madhvani Soap Factory Limited
  • Muljibhai Madhvani Foundation
  • TPSC Turbo Prop Service Centre Uganda Limited - Aircraft Maintenance And Service
  • Kakira Hospital - Capacity 100 beds with surgical theaters and pediatric unit
  • Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools
  • The offices of Kakira Town Council

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Coordinates: 00°30′00″N 33°16′48″E / 0.50000°N 33.28000°E / 0.50000; 33.28000