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

To promote, attract and retain value-adding domestic and foreign direct investments through robust marketing and investor-centric policies and services.

A globally competitive Uganda, profitable for business and investment.

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