Other Opportunities

Discover the opportunities available for investment in sectors such as Agriculture, Mining, Education, Health, ICT, Tourism, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and so much more.

Oil and Gas

The discovery of extractable quantities of oil and gas in the Lake Albert region has enhanced the sector’s joie de vivre. According to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department, 21 oil and/or gas discoveries have been made in the country to date. Petroleum laws are in place and a communication desk to disseminate information related to the oil and gas sector was created within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.

Investment opportunities are available in middle and down streams in the Sector. More information on the sector can be got from the Website: www.petroleum.go.ug

Renewable Energy

energy potential

Uganda has considerable unexploited renewable energy resources for energy production and provision of energy services. The overall Government

The goal of Uganda Renewable Energy Policy is to increase the use of modern renewable from below 5% in 2007 to 61% of the total energy consumption by 2017.

Manufacturing

Uganda’s manufacturing sector presents various opportunities in virtually all areas ranging from beverages, leather, tobacco based processing, paper, textiles and garments, pharmaceuticals, fabrication, ceramics, glass, fertilizers, plastic / PVC, assembly of electronic goods, hitech and medical products.

Infrastructure

Although significant efforts have been made to develop and rehabilitate the existing physical and non-physical infrastructure, potential investment opportunities exist in all national grids.

These include;

  1. Airports and Airdromes;
  2. Railways Roads and bridges;
  3. Urban Transport;
  4. Power Generation;
  5. Power Transmission
  6. Power Distribution;
  7. Water and Sewage;
  8. Irrigation Schemes.
Services

 

Financial services

Opportunities for investment exist for international multinational banking groups particularly promoting new or innovative financial products (i.e. Mortgage finance, venture capital, merchant banking and leasing finance) and also micro finance saving institutions, especially to operate in rural areas.

Insurance, in particular, is still a relatively young sector and offers several opportunities for investment.

Education

Uganda runs high quality courses in English at relatively cheaper costs than other education destinations and is dedicated to making investment in the country’s knowledge hub a unique experience and a win-win situation for both investors and students.

Investment opportunities therefore exist in Uganda for setting up Public and independent private universities, branch universities and
offshore campuses. Other areas of investment include technical & vocational training, distance learning and student financing. Research centers in tropical medicine and medical tourism.

Health

The public health care delivery system in Uganda is organized in tiers, where the Village Health Teams/ Health Centres I, II,III and IV and the General Hospitals form the frontline and primary care, the Regional Referral Hospitals secondary care and the National Referral Hospitals and specialized institutes of cancer and heart, form tertiary care.

The national and regional referral hospitals are semi-autonomous institutions, while the district health services and general hospitals are managed by the local governments. A good percentage of health facilities are privately owned and the private sector provides a recognisable output especially in services delivered.

Uganda has a growing population therefore has increased investment needs in the health sector. While Government and development partners’ focus on communicable diseases, there is a need for innovations and private sector participation. This has created investment opportunities in health management, human resource training e-health solutions and logistics, tertiary care services early detection, treatment, medical tourism and manufacturing of affordable equipment and other centers of excellence provide more investment opportunities.