Africa’s 8th Top University and Uganda’s leading, Makerere University has hailed Tembo Steels (U) Ltd for investing in technological advancements for steel production which not only widen their market but also supports Uganda’s academic and research fields.
IN PICTURE:Makerere University delegation with the officials of Tembo Group led by the Chairman Mr Sanjay Awasthi pose for a group photo at the Iganga Plant
According to Mr. Peter Olupot, a senior lecturer at the department of Mechanical Engineering which is under the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology of Makerere University, Tembo Steels should be highly supported by all stakeholders for having facilities that can transform Uganda’s education sector through research and innovations.
‘’We are interested in the industrial setup at these facilities so we appreciate the process of transforming iron ore to iron metal and then the processes of producing the different profiles of steel products that the company is doing. For us we are happy for the fact that we have a facility of this nature in the country because now the students when we are teaching them are able to relate these things ‘’, said Mr,Olupot.
Mr Sanjay Awasthi, the Chairman Tembo Steels (U) Ltd, Manish Kalla the General Manager, during the Iganga factory Tour with Makerere University Delegation
Olupot made the remarks during a guided tour of Tembo Factories at the two Plants; Iganga and Lugazi on Friday 28th April 2023 by over 50 engineering students from Makerere University as the company joined the world to celebrate the annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
‘’The purpose of the visit is to make the students appreciate in practice what they learn, the process of transforming iron ore to iron metal and the subsequent processes of making steel from this iron’’, he added.
The Makerere University Students and their lecturers started with Iganga plant and were received by; Mr Sanjay Awasthi, the Chairman Tembo Steels (U) Ltd, Manish Kalla the General Manager, Gaffa Denis the Director Safety & Security ,Shailendra Misra the Plant Head Iganga among other Company officials.
Speaking to reporters during a media interview at the Lugazi plant, Mr Sanjay Awasthi who earlier took the guests through the company manufacturing processes emphasized that Tembo is the Most Diversified and Integrated Steel Plant in Africa with the Largest Product Portfolio through Integrated Route Covering All Four Verticals of Steel.
Makerere University delegation with the officials of Tembo Group led by the Chairman Mr Sanjay Awasthi pose for a group photo at the Iganga Plant
‘’ Tembo Steels products are strengthened by the spirit of innovation that enables the custom of being a pioneer. Customization is at the core of all our product development and our global technology radiance ensures the best in class offerings for the valued customers’’, said Awasthi.
On the visit by students, Awasthi promised that Tembo is determined to continue being a leader in steel production and innovation adding that students should benchmark at the state -of -the -art Tembo facilities to acquire skills because theories are different from practices.
On behalf of the students, after they were treated to a highly organized reception by the company, in an essential safety environment at the two plants, excited Annemarie Najjuma thanked Tembo Uganda Ltd for the opportunity outside the class theoretical experiences.
‘’I have personally enjoyed this trip because it has exposed us to the real life application of the things we study. We have been studying all these processes from when they extract the iron ore to when they process it and then they get the finished products. But today we have been able to see these things in a practical sense and relate to the knowledge we have learnt in class’’,said Najjuma.