UIA at the East and Central African Cities Development Forum

Uganda Investment Authority's Suzan Nakibuuka (left) showing an investment guide to Hajji Kirunda Kivejinja at the exhibition at Speke Resort Munyonyo.

About the Forum

The East and Central African Region have a huge infrastructure deficit that has been compounded with the rapid rate of urbanisation and reducing municipal financing capacity. The strain on the infrastructure budget has limited municipal financing to operations and maintenance of the current infrastructure stock. The rapid urbanisation therefore calls for more capital investments to enhance livability,efficiency and productivity of regional cities.

The forum presents unique opportunities to all cities in the region (capital and secondary cities) to identify at least three priority infrastructure projects to be presented to invited Development Finance Institutions and international investors. Such projects will include;

  1. Transport
  2. Renewable Energy ( Solar & Waste Energy)
  3. Housing
  4. Market Development etc