MEASURES TO MITIGATE THE SPREAD OF THE SECOND WAVE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By Faith Ekudu

We care about the health and safety of our clients, employees and partners particularly during this unprecedented time as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to feel the impact of the second wave of the virus.

In addition to adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the Authority is also instituting the following additional measures;

  1. Online as opposed to physical meetings. UIA will be instituting the strict use of online meetings to engage with our partners and clients. Clients and Partners who must visit our premises will do so by appointment and must adhere to the SOPs, which include wearing masks, sanitizing and observing social distance, among others.
  2. Access to Government business processing services through the online One Stop Centre for investors (www.ebiz.go.ug). There will be limited access to the physical One Stop Centre and investors are encouraged to make use of the online one-stop centre portal.
  3. Ensuring that our facilities are properly cleaned and disinfected to curb the spread of COVID 19. During these deep clean periods, no clients or partners will be permitted to access the facilities. UIA will advise as to when access is permissible once the exercise(s) is complete.
  4. Continued implementation of the 30% staff level requirement. Our team of dedicated staff remain available to provide investor support services. In order to efficiently provide this support, we request that investors visiting our facilities, at TWED Plaza, the Kampala Industrial and Business Park (Namanve), Mbarara SME Park and Mbale Industrial Business Park only do so by appointment.

We reiterate our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, clients and Partners.  We wish to assure investors, clients and staff that UIA operations will go on, particularly virtually, with minimal physical engagements by appointment.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

Lawrence Byensi

AG. DIRECTOR GENERAL

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