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.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

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

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


Mr Lawrence ByensiAg Director General
Mrs Shiela K MugyenziDirector – Investment  Promotion & Business Development 
Mr Joseph KiggunduDirector – One Stop Center
Mrs Barbara KabuchuDirector – Finance and Administration 
Mr Hamza GaliwangoDirector – Industrial Parks Development 
Ms Samalie MukyalaCorporation Secretary – Head Legal and Board Affairs
Ms Winnie Lawoko-OlweDirector -Small & Medium Enterprises 
Mr John K BwambaleChief Internal Auditor