By Our Reporter
The Ugandan Convention in the UK is the largest gathering of its kind in Europe. Its mission is to promote investment by engaging investors, leaders of society, government officials, experts and Ugandans in the diaspora.
The convention is unique in that it recognises the strategic role Uganda’s Kingdoms play in the development of the country and as such, every year a free platform and exhibition facilities are provided for kingdoms to reach out to investors and their subjects in the Diaspora.
This year, Bunyoro-Kitara delegation will be led by His Majesty Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 1.
Bunyoro-Kitara is a kingdom in western Uganda dating as far back as the 13th century. The kingdom was a sovereign state up to the 19th century when it was colonised with the rest of Uganda by Great Britain.
Repressive colonial policies resulted in lost time for the development of the area despite vast resources. Bunyoro is also home to many rare and endangered species of birds and mammals.
The Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area hosting 76 mammal species and 451 bird species.
To date, the Kingdom has embarked on transformative programs and activities, aimed at prospering communities and developing the region at large under the theme ‘The New Bunyoro-Kitara’.
This year’s event will be held on 10th September 2016 at Troxy in London. One of the central objective of the convention is to encourage investors to expand and grow their businesses in the East African region particularly Uganda.
This year’s Convention will provide attendees with the strategies, techniques and tools that you need to successful do business in Uganda.
The event will focus on the leading industries within the country – namely; Renewable Energy, Utilities, Transport, Tourism, Manufacturing and Agriculture – it will explore key opportunities available when venturing into this highly lucrative space, as well as assessing the challenges involved and how to overcome them successfully and discussion sessions to allow for expertise exchange.
The Convention will also enable investors to talk directly with senior Government officials and business leaders on how to use Uganda as a hub to access an expanding market of nearly 374m consumers in the EAC Common Market and Southern African Development Community (SADC) Market.
I therefore urge you to make every effort to participate in this important event and I look forward to meeting you in London on the day.