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Investment Opportunities in Uganda

Uganda moneyThere are countless opportunities for investment in Uganda but as a National Chamber we take upon ourselves to carry out investment research and update a very year for our members. The few investment areas presented below are sectors where we have up to date information as of 2015.

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Business Environment Potential market Key remark
Manufacturing Electrical fittings;

-Cables,

-conduits

-switches

 

-Iron

-copper

-plastics scrap

– wood

-Rural Electrification programme

-clear & functional institutional framework

-Priority sector for government

– one company is producing below demand

-there 8 licensed companies to distribute power.

-EAC market

– Congo, south Sudan

There is an overwhelming demand.

-We need an investor now.

 

 Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Agro processing -coffee

-fruits

-maize

-soya bean

-milk

-Hides & skin

-Organic fresh stocks

– Rural electric power

 

Highly enabling

-intra-country regional mkt,

-EAC market

– Euro-zone

-china

-key priority sector for government

– Abundant yields

 

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Commercial Agriculture 1.wet land crops

– Forest coffee (organic)

-Highland coffee

-rice

-vegetables

 

-Fertile & cheap land -land policy

-Crop policy

-environmental policy

– research institutes

-demo farms

 

 

 -food market

-downstream markets

-Investment incentives

-Existing local companies to partner with

2. Dry land production

-sheep rearing

-ostrich rearing

-feed ley

 Vast lands Special case priority

(karamoja)

 

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Transport -transit trucks

-inland deport

-city parking

-loading centers

-ware houses

– investment park (land)  

-rejuvenated city council policy

-transit trucks are from Kenya & Congo

– there are only 2 deports,

-Uganda is transit hub for both EAC, south Sudan & congo

 

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Pharmaceuticals -conventional medicine

-herbal medicine processing

-laboratory equipment

-Organic fresh stocks

– Rural electric power

– buy Uganda build Uganda policy

-local medicine regulations

High market for alternative medicine -the existing herbalists have both market and inputs, we just need processors

 

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Industrial packaging -paper bags

-paper boxes

-Wooden crates

-plastic crates

-plastic scraps

– Rural electric power

-wood

– environment policy – Numerous small scale, medium & large industries

 

Ready market

 

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Education -Technical schools

 

-Secondary school graduates

 

– universal secondary education -EAC students,

– South Sudan students

 

– The demand for technical skills to supplement academic awards is taking toll.

 

Investment sector Product line Key Available resource Policy frame work Potential market Key remark
Forestry -soft wood

– hardwood

 

-land

 

– forestry authority leases land, offer seedlings, and supervisory – interior furnishing

– electric transmissions

– there is carbon fund to tap

Key Enabling Institutions

  1. Uganda investment Authority
  2. Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  3. Uganda Registrations Services Bureau
  4. Department of Immigration
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