A trading license is required of any business operating in Uganda. The license is issued by the local authority (town or city council). The issuance of licence is instant.
License fee for opening up an office is Ushs.156,500. License fee for carrying out a retail business is Ushs.206,500. License fee for carrying out a wholesale business is Ushs.366,500. The Trading License is a general business license required for all companies including service enterprises. The issuing authority is the relevant Municipal Authority where the business premises are situated. A trading license can be obtained almost instantly provided the necessary documents on the nature of business to be undertaken and the location are available. The fee is assessed by the Municipality or City Council. Standard forms are completed and are accompanied by Memorandum & Articles of Association as well as the Certificate of Incorporation. For the case of Kampala City Council, the exercise is decentralised to each of the 5 Divisions of Kawempe, Nakawa, Makindye, Rubaga, and Kampala Central Divisions.
The Public Relations Officer
Kampala City Council
City Hall, Room A112
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