I made it here in Uganda – Chinese Investor Mr. Zhong

Mr. Zhong’s entrepreneurial journey, from rags to riches, is relatable, in many respects. It speaks to the fact that one can make it here in Uganda, by seizing opportunities the economy affords. From China to Uganda with “rags” Mr. Zhong Shuang Quan (commonly called Mr. Zhong) came to Uganda in 1999, after graduating with Bachelor…

Uganda’s investment climate is conducive – UIA Ag Executive Director

On Friday, March 22, 2019, the acting Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Mr. Lawrence Byensi, gave an exclusive interview for The Daily Monitor/NTV which dealt with wide-ranging issues. Here is a report from that interview by NTV’s Christine Kasemiire. In the interview, Mr. Byensi stated that Uganda has a conducive environment for investments,…

EGYPT IN BIG INVESTMENT DRIVE IN UGANDA

The Egyptian government has developed an ambitious industrialization strategy targeting Uganda and other African markets, especially in manufacturing, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. This has been disclosed by the First Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Eng. Ahmed Taha, who has led a high-powered trade and investment delegation to the Africa Now Summit that…

UIA ED receives survey results for the Top 100 Mid sized companies

In the wake of the need to recognize the contribution of Uganda’s SMEs and celebrate the entrepreneurs that have contributed to wealth and job creation in Uganda, KPMG and Daily Monitor partnering with Uganda Investment Authority and other stakeholders embarked on a survey that seeks to identify Uganda’s fastest growing medium sized companies in order…

UIA ED pledges to speed up land compensation for Mbale Industrial Park

Investment Authority’s Executive Director Jolly Kaguhangire has pledged to speed up the process of land compensation for families affected by industrial park development in Mbale. Mrs. Kaguhangire was speaking during a tour of UIA industrial Parks in the Eastern Uganda districts of Mbale, Soroti and Karamoja (Napak and Moroto). In Mbale industrial park, a total…