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INTRODUCTION

Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) is a Company limited by guarantee without share capital, established in 1933 and incorporated as a legal entity on April 20th, 1988 by Ugandan business community (members). UNCCI was formed as a private sector body and has grown to become a vibrant and credible business association, owned by members from the Ugandan business community.

UNCCI is the oldest umbrella organization for the private sector in Uganda with 10 regional offices, 90 district branches and membership of over 10,000.
UNCCI is a vibrant organization focused on enhancing business opportunities locally, regionally and internationally. The Chamber serves the business community through services in; trade and marketing development; training for business knowledge, consultancy, networking and partnership; offers delegated Government services; and advocate for the private sector. The chamber encompasses all private sectors with the bulk being small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
UNCCI REGIONAL & DISTRICT CHAMBERS

UNCCI enjoys a diverse membership and nationwide outreach with its 10 regional offices and 90 district branches and draws its membership from the entire private sector, particularly the sectors of; agriculture, trading, construction and engineering, manufacturing, finance and banking, tourism and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, energy, ICT, logistics, transportation, legal services, real estate, equipment and machinery, Small and Medium Enterprises among others.

 

NATIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

UNCCI NATIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
UNCCI NATIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

REGIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

UNCCI REGIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
UNCCI REGIONAL MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

Role of Regional & District chambers

  • Advocate cheaper sources of finance
  • Lobby for infrastructural development to grow rural industries e.g. higher energy generation to support industry as well as fiber optic connectivity
  • Arbitration of business disputes in the region
  • UNCCI district offices to bridge the gap between the local government and the business community in the districts
  • UNCCI participating in radio programs in partnership with government ministries in Eastern Uganda to promote business activity in their areas.
  • District chambers also act as a center for information concerning trading and investment opportunities in their respective districts
  • Initiate trade promotion activity such as organizing inter-district business missions, exhibitions, as well as participating in radio programmes
  • Capacity-building for value addition- honey and horticulture and management skills
  • Training on quality assurance, standardization, basic enterprise management skills
  • Facilitate investment promotion in the region
  • Avail trade and investment information to members in Districts and beyond to maximize business opportunities
  • Assist in recommending business people for travel documents, to explore business opportunities abroad.

 BOARD REPRESENTATION

NAME TITLE Sector of Operation
Mrs. Olive Kigongo President hospitality
Mr. Sudeep Mohanty 1st Vice President agriculture
Mr Kwame Rugunda 2nd Vice President ICT
Mrs. Sarah Kizito 3rd Vice President Real estate, textiles
Mr Godfrey Kakooza National Treasurer Agriculture, Trading
Mr Olobo James Director- North East Agriculture
Mr Expedito Isingoma Director- Western agribusiness
Mr Mark Moro Director- Northern Hospitality, Agro-inputs
Mr. Derrick Kirunga Director- South Western Energy Beverages
Mrs. Joyce Asekenyi Director- Eastern agriculture
Mrs. Annet Mubiru Director- UNADA Agro-inputs
Mrs. M. Ssekidde Director- Central Construction/building materials
Mrs. Gloria Turyamureeba Director- Kampala Trading in textiles (upholstery)
Mr. Bosco Edola Director- hospitality
Mr Godfrey Toolit Director- Northern Hospitality, hides and skin
Mr Sam Majwega Director- Kampala Education, publishing
Mr John Kaganzi Director – Mbarara Printing, agriculture
Mr Emmanuel Ajedra Director- West Nile Agro-processing

Presence in districts like

 

CENTRAL REGION

  • Buikwe
  • Mpigi
  • Entebbe
  • Gomba
  • Kiboga
  • Kyankwanzi
  • Luweero
  • Mityana
  • Mubende
  • Mukono
  • Nakaseke
  • Nakasongola
  • Sembabule

 

 

 

KAMPALA REGION

  • Kampala
  • Nakawa
  • Wakiso
NORTHERN REGION

  • Agago,
  • Alebtong,
  • Amolatar,
  • Apac,
  • Dokolo,
  • Gulu,
  • Kitgum,
  • Kole,
  • Lamwo,
  • Lira,
  • Otuke,
  • Oyam,
  • Pader,

 

NORTH EASTERN REGION

  • Abim
  • Amudat
  • Kaabong
  • Kotido
  • Moroto
  • Napak
  • Amuria
  • Katakwi

 

NORTH WESTERN REGION

  • Adjumani
  • Amuru
  • Arua
  • Koboko
  • Maracha
  • Moyo
  • Nebbi
  • Nwoya
  • Yumbe
  • Zombo
EASTERN REGION

  • Nakapiripirit
  • Budaka,
  • Bududa,
  • Bukedea,
  • Bukwa,
  • Bulambuli,
  • Butaleja,
  • Kaliro,
  • Kapchorwa,
  • Kibuku,
  • Kumi,
  • Kween,
  • Manafwa,
  • Mbale,
  • Ngora,
  • Pallisa,
  • Serere,
  • Sironko,
  • Soroti,
  • Tororo
WESTERN REGION

  • Buliisa,
  • Bundibugyo,
  • Hoima,
  • Kabarole (Fort Portal),
  • Kibaale,
  • Kiryandongo,
  • Kyegegwa,
  • Kyenjojo,
  • Masindi,
  • Ntoroko,
  • Sheema
SOUTHERN REGION

  • Kalangala,
  • Kalungu,
  • Lyantonde,
  • Masaka
  • Lwengo
  • Bukomansimbi
  • Rakai
  • Isingiro

 

SOUTH EASTERN REGION

  • Buvuma,
  • Kayunga,
  • Bugiri
  • Busia
  • Buyende
  • Iganga,
  • Jinja
  • Kamuli
  • Luuka
  • Mayuge
  • Namayingo
  • Namutumba
SOUTH WESTERN REGION

  • Buhweju
  • Bushenyi,
  • Ibanda
  • Kabale
  • Kamwenge
  • Kanungu
  • Kasese
  • Kiruhura
  • Kisoro
  • Mbarara
  • Mitooma
  • Ntungamo
  • Rubirizi,
  • Rukungiri

 

 

Geographical map of the UNCCI regional & District Offices.

 

Figure 1: Geographical map of the UNCCI regional & District Offices. Disclaimer: The country and district borders on the map are only indicative and do not represent the position of UNCCI
Disclaimer: The country and district borders on the map are only indicative and do not represent the position of UNCCI

UNCCI REGIONAL & DISTRICT INITIATIVES

SUPPORT ACTIVITIES FOR VALUE CHAIN AT THE REGIONAL & DISTRICT LEVEL

UNCCI contributes to the development of the MSME Sector through strengthening and efficient utilization of the formed clusters at the community based within the 90 districts and 10 regions, which has resulted into positive consequences for the economic growth of the Republic of Uganda. This has increased competitiveness and exports in food stuffs, fruits and vegetables, art & crafts, and further improving the innovation capacities of individuals, micro enterprises, leading to a more dynamic growth of employment and balanced regional development.

With its well established district branches in the different regions of the country, each region is regularly facilitated with information on local economic development (LED) and cluster development activities for start-ups and SMEs expansion, start-ups and other types of MSMEs are linked to financing opportunities. UNCCI and its project funding partners develop and support product clusters in the value chains through its membership range of primitive farmers to corporate institutions creating linkages between local producers, the intermediaries (wholesalers) and exporter. UNCCI continues to bridge the gap between MSMEs and Research/Innovation Centers like the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Government laboratory, among others.

As a result of partnership with donors, development partners and Government of Uganda, the Chamber has marked its foot print to the entire district branches in the country through providing key services to improve production capacity for the rural communities. The services include; providing business counseling, business planning, training in finance, sales, accounting and entrepreneurship; support for business registration and licensing; provision of database, information facilities, as well as lobbying for  internet access; market access facilitation; general support for communications technology, training on quality issues in close collaboration with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), coordinating inward and outward trade missions,  exhibitions that encourage different interventions such as agro processing, packaging etc.

 

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