About UIA

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) set up under the Investment Code 1991 (revised in 2019) is a statutory agency mandated to initiate and support measures that enhance investment in Uganda and advise Government on appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth. The changing investment environment and Government priorities have necessitated the modification of UIA’s mandate.

Uganda Investment Authority  is a semi-autonomous government agency which drives national economic growth and development in partnership with the private sector. As an Investment Promotion Agency, UIA mainly: markets investment opportunities; promotes packaged investment projects; ensures local and foreign investors have access to information, especially about the business environment so as to make more informed business decisions; and offers business support, advisory and advocacy services.

Mission & Vision

Our strategic direction

Promote, attract and retain value adding domestic and foreign direct investments through targeted marketing and aftercare services.

Uganda the preferred Investment Destination in Africa.

Objectives of UIA

  •  Attract value adding investment that brings technology, skills and  jobs.
  • Contribute to the image of Uganda as a leading African Investment destination.
  • Stimulate & lead key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment.
  • Setup and develop Industrial and Business Parks
  • Offer support to SMEs.​


Board Members

  • Dr Emely Kugonza
    Board Chairperson
  • Mr Fred Opolot
  • Dr Joshua Mutambi
  • Mr Lawrence Byensi
  • Ms Neima Ombambosa
  • Mr Morrison Rwakakamba
  • Mrs Getrude Kateesa Lutaaya
  • Mr Godfrey Byamukama Kereere


  • Mr Lawrence Byensi
    Ag Director General
  • Mr Joseph Kiggundu
    Director, One Stop Center
  • Mrs Barbara Kabuchu
    Director, Finance and Administration 
  • Mr. Hamza Galiwango
    Director, Industrial Parks Development 
  • Ms. Samalie Mukyala
    Corporation Secretary & Head Legal and Board Affairs
  • Mrs Winnie Lawoko-Olwe
    Director, Small & Medium Enterprises 
  • Mr John K Bwambale
    Chief Internal Auditor
  • Mrs Shiela K Mugyenzi
    Director, Investment  Promotion & Business Development