Post: MAKING MANHOLE COVERS BUSINESS IN UGANDA

MAKING MANHOLE COVERS BUSINESS IN UGANDA

Introduction:

A manhole cover is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole, to prevent anyone from falling in and to keep unauthorized persons out. They usually feature “pick holes,” in which a hook handle is inserted to lift them. Production Capacity This project will produce 100 Manhole covers per day. Production Process

Manhole covers are generally made using sand castingtechniques. Equipment The Essential tools and equipments required include: Mortar Mixer & Moulds Spades & Wheel barrows Water tanks Cutters Finishers NB: These tools & equipments can be purchased from “Shauriyako” shopping centre-Kampala, Uganda. Scale of Investment, Capital Investment Requirements and Equipment The scale of Investment is estimated at US$ 4,458. Market Analysis

Construction is a booming sector; therefore, Manhole covers are on high demand especially in Drainage construction, Hotel sites, Road construction- side walk ways, and Telecommunication, Tunnels, Residential and Commercial buildings.

Project Costs The Projected costs of production both fixed and working capital is summarized in the Tables below: Fixed Capital Requirements in US$

Capital Item Units Qty @ Amount
Truck No 1 3,000 3,000
Mortar Mixer No 1 910 910
Moulds No 4 60 240
Spades No 2 3.2 12.8
Wheel barrows No 2 34.6 69.2
Water tank No 1 183 183
Cutters No 2 15 30
Finishers No 2 3.2 6.4
Sieve tray No 1 7 7
Total 4458.4

Production & Operating Costs in US$

Item Units @ Qty/ day Prod. Cost/ day Prod. Cost/ month
Prod. Cost/ Year
Direct Costs
Lake Sand Trps 122 0.2 24.4 634.4 7,613
Swampy Sand Trps 102 0.08 8.16 212.16 2,546
Sand Stones Trps 122 0.04 4.88 126.88 1,523
Wire Mesh Roll 12 0.04 0.48 12.48 150
B. Wire Roll 32 0.04 1.28 33.28 399
Ceme Kgs 0.24 865 208 5,400 64,801
Item Units @ Qty/ day Prod. Cost/ day Prod. Cost/ month Prod. Cost/ Year
nt
Sub total 6,419 77,032
General Costs (Over heads)
Rent 300 3,600
Labour 800 9,600
Utilities (Power &Water) 500 6,000
Repair & Maintenance 300 3,600
Fuel 1,000 12,000
Depreciation (Asset write off) Expenses 256 3,069
Sub total 3,156 37,869
Total Operating Costs 9,575 114,901

Project Product Costs and Price Structure:

Item Qty/day Qty/yr @$ Pdn Cost/yr$ UPx T/rev
Manhole covers 100 31,200 4.52 141,334 6 187,200

Profitability Analysis

Profitability Item Per day Per Month Per Year
Revenue 600 15,600 187,200
Less: Production & Operating Costs 332 11,778 141,334
Profit 268 3,822 45,866

Sources of Supply of Raw materials Raw materials are locally available in Uganda especially Lake sand from lake shores and fine sand from wet lands. Government Facilities and Incentives Available The Government has subsidized the Building & Construction sector through tax exemptions

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