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New National Industrial Policy approved by cabinet

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde Cabinet has approved a new national industrial policy 2020 that will guide industrial growth for the next 10 years through increased state developmental role, reduced cost of production, and increased quality of raw materials for value addition.  According to trade minister Amelia Kyambadde, the policy consolidates the achievements of the National […]

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Teso fruit factory to be opened soon in soroti

Dry tests at the Teso Fruit Factory in Soroti indicate it will finally be ready for launch before the end of this year. Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde, members of the Board of Uganda Development Corporation (UDC), Leaders of Teso Region, farmers and other stakeholders toured the factory on Wednesday 16th May 2018 and were shown the […]

Government has started registering Small and Medium Enterprises

Government has started registering Small and Medium Enterprises

Government has started  a registration exercise for all Small and Medium Enterprises operating informally across the country, with a total of 157 registered in the last three months. The 5th 2009/10 informal sector survey conducted by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicates that there over 1.8 million informal businesses in the country This was revealed by […]

Trade Ministry signs new MOU

Trade Ministry signs new MOU

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives and Financial Sector Deepening Uganda have signed a Memorandum of understanding to facilitate the growth of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).  This Memorandum of Understanding aims to strengthen the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector in Uganda by collaborating with the Ministry to increase capacity […]

URA directed to finalize verification of Ugandan companies supplying goods to South Sudan

URA directed to finalize verification of Ugandan companies supplying goods to South Sudan

Government has directed the Uganda Revenue Authority to finalize verification of Ugandan companies that supplied goods and services to the government of South Sudan and were not paid. The minister of state for planning David Bahati made the directive after MPs put him on task to explain when government will pay the affected traders. Bahati told […]

Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

Health minister frustrating Alcohol Control Bill 2016, says Nambooze

The implementation of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 hangs in balance again following claims by the Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze Bakirekke, that the minister of health, Ruth Aceng, is avoiding discussions with the legislator on the way forward. The Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill 2016 was tabled last year in Parliament as a private […]

Government wants to buy back Silos to avert food insecurity in the country

Government wants to buy back Silos to avert food insecurity in the country

The Ministry of Trade has called  for the restarting of the current 36 privatized Silos back to government to avert food insecurity in the country. The line minister, Amelia Kyambadde, said this while meeting the Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee on how to secure the country from famine. He says government is in talks with ministry […]

Weak leadership hurting cooperative unions – Minister

Weak leadership hurting cooperative unions – Minister

Weak leadership and low capital contributions by members is one of the major challenges faced by the cooperative unions in the country. The Minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde made the remarks while briefing journalists at the media centre  on the status of cooperatives in the country. The minister however says her ministry was working with the private sector […]

Government to form SMEs directorate

Minister for trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia  Kyambadde says they are to establish a directorate that will link government to small scale business entrepreneurs as a way of solving their problems and complaints. Kyambadde adds that small scale business entrepreneurs are the main contributors to economic development yet therey lack a direct link with the government. She says for […]

Small and medium entrepreneurs challenged to certify their products

Small and medium entrepreneurs have been challenged to certify their products if they are to remain relevant to customers in the market. The minister of trade, industry and cooperatives Amelia Kyambade says a number of Businesses are not certified making it hard for them to fully compete in the market today. Minister Kyambade advised the […]

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