Ashworth Barnes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 713 Motoring company has discussed with President Museveni setting up an automotive technical institute in Uganda.
The meeting was held early this week at the President’s country home in Rwakitura.
Ashworth was among the delegation that came into the country with Senegalese-American business investor, Aliaune Thiam Akon.
During the meeting, President Museveni welcomed the idea of setting up an automotive Centre and training institute in Uganda as proposed by Ashworth during the meeting.
“I met the President and we spoke about the idea I proposed when I was here in December of setting up an automotive technical school which idea he welcomed and advised that we should have it diversified and incorporate other technical disciplines,” Ashworth noted during an interview.
Ashworth who was ushered into the country by the East African Partners (EAP) noted that according to the President, a number of students move out of the country looking for other technical skills which is brought into the country the situation would be different.
“The President noted that on top of automotive, students should be able to learn other related skills in audio and video, wielding, painting or other different types of technical careers in relationship to automotive industry,” Ashworth noted.
Ashworth observed that when he goes back to the US, he will tap into his vast connections to team up with other colleagues who can ably represent other technical sectors.
“We have a lot of concepts that haven’t made it here yet and these would boost the economy. I will create another delegation to come and help me bridge the gap in technical industry that I am not expert in but I will concentrate on automotive side,” Ashworth noted.
He added that in line with the above, he will be investing in real estate through setting up state of the art affordable cost housing.
713 Motoring is one of the world’s leading custom automotive company based in the United States of America.