UIA staff trained in Strategic Investment and Export Promotion

A five day training on Strategic Investment and Export Promotion was undertaken by 16 participants from the UIA from 1st – 5th February 2016. The training was funded through the Government of Ireland’s Africa Strategy Implementation Fund. The Africa Strategy emphasises the role that increased trade and investment can have in enabling African countries to…

UIA 2nd Best Government Agency of the Year 2015

For the first time, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) considered Government Agencies as a fourth category in their annual Private Sector Development Awards, which were held on 10th February 2016 at the Royal Suites, Bugoloobi, in Kampala. Uganda Investment Authority emerged among the top three Government Agencies that, according to private sector companies approached in…

electronic One Stop Centre web portal (eBiz) – www.eBiz.go.ug

The Government of Uganda through Uganda Investment Authority launched a One Stop Centre web portal for both foreign and local investors. The “One Stop Centre” (OSC) web portal (www.eBiz.go.ug) is an effective solution that will offer an investor the option of applying for, and processing of, the various licences and permits he/she requires to start…

7 reasons to consider cocoa farming in Uganda

Three main varieties of cocoa are grown in Africa: Criollo When Criollo pods are ripe, they are long, yellow or red, with deep furrows and big warts. This variety does not produce as much as the others but the cocoa is of very good quality. Forastero (Amelonado) The pods are short, yellow, smooth without warts,…

The 1st Kampala Private Equity/Venture Capital Conference 2015

“The Alternative Finance Vehicle for MSMEs” Although many companies in Uganda are just starting and showing very high potential for growth and profitability, they lack the capital to get established. Between microfinance and mega deals in Uganda lies the “missing middle” – a lack of SME business finance holding back a swathe of high potential…