Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi (MP), Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries will be presenting a paper at the second Ugandan UK convention on opportunities in agri-and-horti-Culture in Uganda to Ugandans in the Diaspora, investors and friends of Uganda on 15th September 2012 at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX.
The Honourable Minister is also one of the longest-serving Civil Servants, having started his career as District Agricultural Officer for Kigezi in 1962 and for Masaka in 1966.
The Honourable Mr Tress Bucyanayandi’s distinguished career as a Civil Servant spanned some 38 years, culminating in the rank of Director of Agriculture. Upon retirement from the Civil Service in 1992, he served as Managing Director of the Uganda Coffee Development Authority from 1993 to 2000.
In the words of the National Anthem, of his love and labour he has truly given unreservedly to his country for more than the proverbial three score and ten years. Long may he continue to do so!
A mild-mannered, soft-spoken family man who is also an indefatiguable practical farmer and educational entrepreneur, Hon. Bucyanayandi is a pillar of society in his community, a force for good among his friends, a mentor and role model among his colleagues, “Majyambere” [progress] to his constituents, and “Mr Agriculture” to the general public.
The Honourable Tress Bucyanayandi holds a Master of Science in Agriculture from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1970) and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from West Virginia University (1966) – both in the USA – as well as a Diploma in Agriculture from Bukalasa Agricultural College (1964).
He attended Mutolere Primary School (1948 to 1953); St Mary’s College, Rushoroza, for the three-year Junior Secondary cycle (1954-1956); and St Leo’s College, Fort Portal, for ‘O’ Level education, obtaining the Cambridge School Certificate (1957-1960); and, from 1961 to 1964, Bukalasa Agricultural College, obtaining a Certificate in Agriculture and Animal Management Practice (1962) and a Diploma in Agriculture (1964).
The Honourable Tress Bucyanayandi’s special interests include practical farming, politics, practising the Christian way of life, and watching football.
About the Convention
A one day investment and trade conference will run alongside the 2nd Ugandan Convention UK. The conference will be promoting Uganda as a preferred investment destination in Africa. It will offer a premier learning platform to present new perspectives, ‘feel the pulse’ of doing business in Uganda, network, build new partnerships and strengthen existing alliances with the right business partners at the highest level.
The convention is also an opportunity to celebrate Uganda’s Golden Jubilee, as well as a reflection as to how far the country has come and the role of the diaspora in Uganda’s development.
Confirmed speakers includes
- Hon.Edward Ssekandi, H.E. The Vice President of Uganda
- The Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of Parliament Republic of Uganda
- Baroness Lynda Chalker, founder Africa Matters Limited (AML)
- Hon. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
- Hon. Sam Engola, Minister of State for Housing
- Mr Elly Karuhanga, President Tullow Oil – Uganda
- Hon. Oryem Okello, Minister of State For Foreign Affairs
- Jennifer S. Musisi, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority
- Maggie Kigozi, MD, Kitchen and Office Concepts
- Hon. Gerald K. Karuhanga, Member of Parliament Youth Western Uganda
- Mr. M Kigozi, Executive Director Uganda Manufacturers Association
- Eric Guichard, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homestrings
- Dr. Andrew Ggunga Seguya, Executive Director Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA)
- Dr. Samuel Mugasi, Executive Director, NAADS
- Jolly K. Kaguhangire, Assistant Commissioner Uganda Revenue Arthority
- and many others