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
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.
|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
|NORTH EASTERN REGION
|NORTH WESTERN REGION
|SOUTH EASTERN REGION
||SOUTH WESTERN REGION
Geographical map of the UNCCI regional & District Offices.
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.