Who we are
The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) is the oldest nation-wide umbrella organization for the private sector in Uganda.
Our main objective is to promote and protect the interests of the business community, particularly its members who are represented in all sectors of the economy. The various sectors include, internal and external trade, industry, tourism and, transport, services. UNCCI puts focus on advocating for appropriate economic policies and interventions that encourage a favorable business and investment climate, and working with its members to enhance their capacity to grow and run efficiently. Most importantly UNCCI works with other key partners and players to ensure the enabling environment for the sustainability of the private sector led growth.
Set up in 1933, UNCCI was created by the business community, as a membership organization to guard their interests, at the time of anxiety caused by the great depression of the 1930’s, and thereafter the Second World War.
The umbrella organization suffered a setback with an economic collapse following the 1972 expulsion of Ugandans of Indian origin by Idi Amin.
UNCCI was reconstituted in 1978, and registered as a company limited by guarantee without share capital, guided by a set of by-laws enshrined in articles and memorandum of association. The leadership of the organization is chosen through a vote at an annual general meeting once every five years.
UNCCI enjoys a multi-sectoral membership, with a nationwide outreach. The Chamber is characterized by a network of district Chamber branches which cut across all regions in over 80 districts.
It is this diversity that makes UNCCI the eminent business association, dedicated to advancing commerce and industry relations within Uganda and globally through its networks within the International business community.
To be the leading private sector body for the business community in Uganda, providing members with an influential local, regional and global network for business growth.
To strengthen the private sector in Uganda, through emphasis of trade promotion, industrial development, effective advocacy for sustainable economic policies, and a conducive climate for economic development.
Our Core Values
To achieve the above corporate goals, UNCCI requires values that shall define behavior and performance of employees within UNCCI, every day and everywhere.
Our prioritized organizational values are;
- Quality Service: offer relevant business development services in a timely and efficient manner
- Innovation: Introducing new ideas; original and creative thinking
- Integrity: Commitment to inherent values of honesty, fairness and transparency
- Teamwork: Galvanizing collective efficiency and realization of goals together