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Invest in the pearl of AFRICA

UGANDA IS SECURE GROWING OPEN FOR BUSINESS

FAST GROWING ECONOMY

STRONG NATURAL RESOURCE BASE

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS

Why Uganda

Uganda enjoys a unique location along the equator, in the heart of the Sub-Saharan Africa within the East African Region. Uganda’s land-linked location has positioned it strategically for regional trade and investment.

The people of Uganda have been ranked the most friendly and highly entrepreneurial community. The economy also offers high returns on investment thus making Uganda your preferred investment destination.

Access one of the World's fastest growing regions

Uganda has achieved GDP growth of 6.3% on average per annum for the last 30 years. Uganda's population is estimated to be 40 Million in 2019 and expected to increase to 45 Million by 2023.

Strong natural resource base

There are several unexploited mineral deposits and tourism opportunities. Confirmed deposits include Iron Ore, Phosphate, Gold, Zinc, Petroleum, Diamond, limestone, etc.

Uganda is open & secure for foreign investment

Uganda is the most open country to FDI within the region with all the sectors fully liberalized for investment and 100% foreign ownership permitted.

Investment Opportunities

Uganda’s Vision 2040 focuses on strengthening the fundamentals of the economy to harness the abundant opportunities in Uganda. Opportunities exist in Oil & Gas, Agriculture value addition, Mineral Value Addition, Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure development, Tourism, etc.

Our Priority Sectors

The priority sectors are in line with Uganda’s National Development Plan III

5 - Step Investment Process

The process of Investing in Uganda can be condensed to five major steps.  The process is even shorter for existing domestic companies that may not require work permits.

Company Registration

TIN Registration

Investment License

Secondary licenses

Work Permits

the Investor One Stop Center

The establishment of the One-Stop Centre by the Uganda Investment Authority through the amendment of the Investment Act, 2019 created a single access point for information and service transactions for investors.

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Apply for an Investment License

Both foreign and domestic companies qualify for an investment license if they meet the threshold. Foreign investors must have a capital investment that exceeds US$ 250,000 and US$ 50,000 for domestic companies.

Application for an Investment License from the Uganda Investment Authority are fully automated and submitted online. After all required documentation is submitted and satisfactory, the license is issued within 48 hours at no cost.

benefits

  • Investor Aftercare support
  • B2B & Investor Matchmaking
  • Land in the UIA Industrial Parks
  • Participate in Investor of the Year Awards

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