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Engaging with Ugandan Legislators": A Comprehensive Overview from the 13th UK-Uganda Investment & Trade Summit

2024 Summit: Fri, 6 Sep 2024 08:30 - 17:00 BST | London - UK

The "Engaging with Ugandan Legislators" session at the 13th UK-Uganda Investment & Trade Summit, moderated by Kwaku Daniel Owusu Frimpong, brought together Ugandan MPs to discuss enhancing investment and trade. This panel focused on evaluating current policies and the scope for improvements, highlighting the role of the Ugandan diaspora, agricultural advancements, land rights, and tourism potential.

  • Hon. Nsegumire Muhamad Kibedi (MP): Representative for Mityana North.
  • Hon. Mugabe Martin Muzaale: Member of Parliament for Buzaaya County.
  • Hon. Harriet Businge: District Woman MP for Hoima District.
  • Hon. Nayebare Sylvia: Woman MP for Gomba District.
  • Hon. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari: MP representing Mbarara North, Mbarara City.

At the 13th UK-Uganda Investment & Trade Summit, the “Engaging with Ugandan Legislators” session, led by Kwaku Daniel Owusu Frimpong, featured an expanded panel of distinguished Ugandan Members of Parliament, offering a multifaceted dialogue on enhancing investment and trade in Uganda. The panel included Hon. Nsegumire Muhamad Kibedi, MP for Mityana North; Hon. Mugabe Martin Muzaale, MP for Buzaaya County; Hon. Harriet Businge, Woman MP for Hoima District; Hon. Nayebare Sylvia, Woman MP for Gomba District; and Hon. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, MP for Mbarara North, Mbarara City.

Their contributions enriched the discussion, covering topics like investor-friendly legislation, the influence of political dynamics on investment confidence, the role of the Ugandan diaspora in economic development, and strategies to mitigate political risks affecting investments. The session also delved into agricultural advancements and sustainability, addressing challenges such as soil degradation, and exploring government initiatives like mechanized agriculture and seed quality improvement.

Land ownership and utilization, particularly focusing on women’s rights, were discussed, emphasizing the need for equitable land distribution. The panel also underscored the importance of organizations like NARO in disseminating agricultural information and highlighted the government’s commitment to workforce skill development through vocational training and adaptation to technological advancements. Additionally, Uganda’s rich tourism potential, focusing on its wildlife and natural beauty, was showcased, supported by a video feature.

This session at the Summit underscored Uganda’s dedication to creating a supportive legislative environment for investors, emphasizing sustainable agricultural practices, fair land distribution, workforce development, and tourism promotion, demonstrating the proactive approach of Ugandan lawmakers crucial for the nation’s economic growth and strengthening of international investment and trade partnerships.

Conclusion

The inclusion of additional MPs in the “Engaging with Ugandan Legislators” session at the Summit brought a breadth of perspectives, enriching the dialogue on Uganda’s investment environment. The session highlighted sustainable agricultural practices, equitable land distribution, workforce development, and tourism promotion, all crucial for Uganda’s economic growth and enhanced international partnerships.

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