Ugandans in Europe will be flocking London to celebrate not only the 50 years of Uganda’s independence but to discuss how Ugandans in the Diaspora can exploit business opportunities in Uganda.
The one day investment and trade conference scheduled for 15th September 2012 at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London will run alongside the 2nd Ugandan Convention UK.
Willy Mutenza the UK Convention organising committee chairperson said 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.” Mutenza told New Vision online.
Among those lined up as guest speakers at the investment forum are Vice President Edward Sekandi, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, First Lady Janet Museveni, and Elly Karuhanga President Tullow Oil among others.
Also to present are Baroness Lynda Chalker Founders Africa Matters Limited (AML), Agriculture Minister Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi, Maggie Kigozi, MD, Kitchen and Office Concepts, and Jenifer Musisi the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority.
Mutenza noted that the increased inflows of remittances amounting to US$ 2 billion is an indication that a lot more can be harnessed from the Diaspora engagement.
“The Uganda Convention UK is an appropriate forum to explore synergies and open dialogue with the government and private sector,” he said.
He pointed out that with the increasing use of social media and improved communication links, the stake holders in the country and abroad can work together for the betterment and prosperity of the country.
By Patrick Jaramogi, The New Vision
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