President Yoweri Museveni has held discussions with various UAE investors and CEOs of leading companies in various sectors including America’s Business Council based in Dubai, Emerson with interest in Oil and Gas,Ernst and Young, Norton Rose Fulbright among others
This was on the sidelines of the on going Global business forum on Africa, the ongoing conference in the business capital Dubai.
President Museveni said that with increase in demand not only for Uganda alone but also for East Africa and COMESA, the investors are assured of the market of their products.
“The demand is there, it is going up, because Africans have been under consuming while the rest of the world has been over consuming,” Museveni noted .
President Museveni encouraged investors to come and invest in Uganda citing Peace and stability, infrastructure development especially electricity, roads and railway lines which he said it is a stimuli for investments.
“There are plenty of raw materials, minerals, tourism and so on so when you invest there you have access to all these” he added.
President Museveni who is in Dubai for 2017 Global Business Forum on Africa told the business community that will enjoy a number of policy incentives such as tax holidays VAT incentives among others .
” I don’t have to bother investors with taxes, what I want is to invest, use our raw materials, create jobs, add value and promote exports,” he said.
The business group expressed interests in investing in Uganda especially in areas of Oil and gas , and Agro processing among others.
The president was accompanied by Uganda’s Energy Minister Hon. Irene Muloni, that of tourism Ephraim Kamuntu,State Minister for Investment and Privatization, Hon. Anite Evelyn and Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani among others.