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On Kiira Motors

Earlier today, I got involved in a brief argument as to whether Kiira Motors manufactured or assembled the new Kayoola Diesel bus that they recently unveiled. My simple opinion was that unless the company actually manufactured some of the parts from raw materials, what they did couldn’t count for manufacturing in the true sense of […]

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Optimisation

It is obvious that the number of motor vehicles in Uganda in general and Greater Kampala in particular has increased a lot over the past two decades. It is also obvious that this increase is largely driven by an increase in the number of people with sufficient income to afford a secondhand vehicle. Typically, such a vehicle will be a Japanese make aged between 10 and 15 years old on importation. The upper limit of 15 years is now fixed in the country’s regulations with initial attempts to fix it at 8 years having failed after a public outcry.