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Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Uganda enjoys a unique location along the equator, in the East African region. It is home to the source of the Nile, the longest (6,650km) river in Africa. Its landscape spans from lush rainforests to the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and Lake Victoria, the world's second largest fresh water lake. Its flora and fauna is endowed with the greatest diversity of animal and plant species, and it is well known for its primates including gorillas and chimpanzees. Uganda’s altitude ranges from 620m above sea level (at Albert Nile) to 5,109m (at Mt. Rwenzori).

Uganda is bordered by South Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, the United Republic of Tanzania in the south, Rwanda in the southwest and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west. Uganda is located in a key position for regional trade, development and investment.

The people of Uganda are the most friendly and the most highly entrepreneurial community you may come across. Uganda has established numerous industrial and business parks across the country creating more jobs, more investments and introducing new research, technologies and skills development. With a healthy economy in place, Uganda is your preferred investment destination.

 What makes Uganda your best choice for investment?

1.Uganda is one of the fastest growing economies in East Africa Region.

2.Uganda is open and secure for foreign investments.

3.Uganda has abundance of natural resources like oil, gas and minerals.

4.Uganda has highly skilled and productive workforce at competitive costs.

5.Uganda has high tourism potentials in ecotourism, cultural and historic sites.

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) was established as a One-Stop Centre to ensure local and foreign investors have access to information, and it offers business support, advisory and advocacy services.

The following are the 6 major cities recommended for your investment considerations.

KAMPALA

CAPITAL CITY OF UGANDA

Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, is located right in the central region of the country. It is the commercial Centre and economic engine of Uganda. Kampala has 4 major industrial parks that have created many jobs and added value to locally available raw materials. Kampala has an extensive road network connecting the capital city to various parts of the country. The Kampala Entebbe Expressway eases traffic congestion and it only takes 30 minutes to drive from Kampala to Entebbe International Airport. Mobile and internet network has expanded rapidly in recent years which drives the e-commerce activities into a thriving industry in Uganda.

JINJA CITY

SOURCE OF THE RIVER NILE

Jinja City is located on the shores of Lake Victoria at the Eastern part of Uganda. It is home to the source of Africa's longest river, the 6,650km River Nile. The Owen Falls Dam and Bujagali Dam on the Nile are the source of hydroelectric power generation for the industries. With 182 acres of land for industrial and business park development, Jinja is flourishing with various industries like sugar processing, textile manufacturing, grain milling, vegetable oil production, solar vehicle production which offer employment to many people.

MBARARA

MILK AND BEEF CITY

Mbarara is the second largest city in Uganda and it is located in the Western Region. The famous long horned Ankole cattle originate from here, contributing to the beef processing industry. Among the various industries operating in Mbarara are dairy, beef, leather, wood, banana, silk and honey processing. Well established infrastructures like industrial parks, communications and transport network are advantage points in Mbarara.

MBALE

COFFEE CITY

Mbale, the coffee city, is located at the foot of Mountain Elgon in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Mbale city has an industrial park that covers 2.5 sq.km. on a flat terrain. It enjoys sufficient labour force supply from surrounding regions. Mbale has abundance of electrical supply and water sources for the many industries here. Uganda’s main export of Arabica coffee comes from Mbale which specializes in producing the aromatic Arabica coffee.

FORT PORTAL

TOURISM CITY

Fort Portal known as the ''Tourism City'' is situated in the Western Region of Uganda. It is the gateway to various national parks including Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable, Rwenzori and Toro-Semuliki Wildlife reserves. This area is surrounded by scenic crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. One of the main attractions in Fort Portal is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is home to half of the world's remaining population of critically endangered mountain gorilla. Another big attraction of Uganda is Mt. Rwenzori (Mountains of the Moon) with Margherita Peak as one of the tallest peaks in East Africa.

HOIMA CITY

OIL CITY

Hoima, the ''Oil City'' is located in the Western Region of Uganda. The discovery of oil has stimulated a lot of business activities across the East African region and beyond the continent of Africa. Hoima is the starting point of the long international oil pipeline to be operated between Uganda and Tanzania. This pipeline is 1,445km long from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga Port in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean. Hoima has a host of well-established infrastructure like good road network, excellent communication service, affordable accommodation and skilled/productive workforce. With the construction of the new Hoima airport, Muzizi Mini Hydropower Station, oil pipelines and oil refinery, Hoima is the favorable choice for investors.


Source: UHC-KL

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