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Doing Business in Uganda: Panel discussion and Q&A


As part of this year’s UK – Uganda Trade Summit, please join us for an in person briefing with key figures involved in developing more effective trade relations between the UK and Uganda, in partnership with the Uganda-UK Trade & Investment Convention and the Department for International Trade, Uganda.

The Trade Summit is designed to forge new business deals, invest in bankable projects and reinforce economic relations between the UK and Uganda, including the East African Community.

Uganda is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. The liberalisation of the economy in 1986 contributed substantially to Uganda’s accelerated economic growth. Uganda's economy rebounded strongly as domestic economic conditions improved following the easing of mobility restrictions during October 2021 to February 2022. Uganda has achieved an average GDP growth of 6.3% per annum for the last 30 years. the GDP is forecast to grow by 6% from 2019 to 2023, driven mainly by increased investment in value added activities in the agricultural sector, the services sector and ongoing government investment in public infrastructure.

All sectors of the economy are fully liberised for investment. Uganda's comparatively strong public finances help to create lower risk and more stable business environment for foreign investors. In order to make it easier to do business in the country, Uganda has reduced the amount of bureaucracy needed to secure systems licenses and permits.

As the economy continues to develop, Uganda's agricultural, construction, infrastructure, technology, and healthcare sectors present attractive potential opportunities for UK business and investment.

14.45 - 17.00 | Sold-Out
 Hosted by Lord Dolar PopatUK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda

Lord Dolar Popat

Hosted by Lord Dolar PopatUK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda

A private reception for slected delegates.

Focus points were:

  • Emphasized the importance of increasing investment, partnership and trade between UK and Uganda rather than aid and charity.
  • Forge a partnership with Ugandans in the House of Lords and parliament to improve on UK-Uganda relations in areas such as trade, upholding democratic principles and political cooperation and exploring how to further strengthen these relations.
  • Foster stronger links with Ugandan politicians and work with Uganda parliamentarians to keep UK MPs and business leaders in the UK updated on events in Uganda

Only delegates on this list:

1. RT. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, Deputy Speaker Parliament of Uganda. (Keynote speaker)
2. Amin Mawji OBE Diplomatic Representative at Aga Khan Development Network
3. Brenda Katarikawe Opus, Senior Export Marketing Executive, Uganda Export Promotion Board
4. Dr. Aminah Zawedde, Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance
5. Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye Niyibigira, Managing Director, Uganda Coffee Development Authority
6. Eng. Ssempebwa Kibuuka Ronald, Executive Assistant to Chief Coordinator, Office to The President
7. Eng. David Luyimbazi Deputy Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority
8. Eng. Kenneth Kaijuka CEO, National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)
9. H.E. Olivier Mwenze Mukaleng, Minister for Water and Electricity, DRC
10. HE Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland
11. Hon Persis Namuganza, Minister of State for Housing, Ministry of State for Housing
12. Hon. Atim Ogwal Cecilia Barbara
13. Hon. Businge Harriet
14. Hon. Evelyn Anite, Minister of State for Privatization and Investment
15. Hon. F. Ngobi Gume, Minister of State for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
16. Hon. Kemirembe Pauline Kyaka
17. Hon. Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama
18. Hon. Nabakooba Judith Nalule, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development
19. Hon. Natukunda Midius
20. Hon. Nayebale Sylvia
21. Hon. Nsegumire Muhamad Kibedi
22. Hon. Ruth Ssentamu Nankabirwa, Minister of Energy and Mineral
23. Isaac Kahara, Head of Export Finance – East Africa UK Export Finance
24. Lilly Ajarova, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB)
25. Louis Arinaitwe, Country Director, Department for International Trade – Kampala
26. Kaggwa Ronald Manager of Production, Trade and Tourism Planning - Uganda Tourism Board
27. Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita-Gowa, Director, Citizenship & Immigration Control
28. Morrison Rwakakamba, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
29. Edward Katende CEO, Uganda Development Forum
30. Mrs Patience Tumusiime Rubagumya, Commissioner Legal Services, Uganda Revenue Authority
31. Mrs. Dorothy Kiyimba Kisaka, Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)
32. Ms Rosemary Kisembo, Executive Director, National Identification & Registration Authority (NIRA)
33. Ms. Dorothy Namutebi
34. Ms. Proscovia Nabbanja, Chief Executive Officer, Uganda National Oil Company
35. Odrek Rwabwogo, Director, Tomosi’s Farm and Presidential Adviser on Special Tasks
36. Peace A. Kabunga, Executive Director, Housing Finance Bank
37. Prof. Pamela Mbabazi, Chairperson, National Planning Authority
38. Robert Mukiza, Director General, Uganda Investment Authority
39. Stephen Asiimwe, Chief Executive Officer, Private Sector Foundation Uganda
40. Willy Mutenza Chairman and Founder Uganda Convention – UK
41. Mrs Nassali Claire Mugabi Marketing Manager at Uganda Tourism Board
42. Martin Muhangi Director, Investment Promotion and Business Development, UIA
43. Matthew Bagonza Head of Administration at the office of the senior presidential Advisor

21.00 - 01.00

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