Sharjah Chamber explores opportunities of marketing local industries in Uganda
Sharjah Chamber concludes fifth trade mission to East of Africa
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), represented by the Sharjah Exports Development Center (SEDC), has organised the UAE - Uganda Investment Forum in Kampala to discuss investment cooperation and explore opportunities of marketing local industries in Africa’s most promising markets.
The Forum was held during the SEDC’s three-day visit to Uganda, which was concluded yesterday (Friday), following its first stop in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The SEDC’s visits to Kenyan and Uganda come as part of its fifth trade mission to East of Africa.
More than 25 industrial, productive, and export firms from Sharjah have taken part in the forum, which brought together high-profile guests including government officials, businessmen, and investors.
Headed by HE Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, SCCI’s Chairman, the trade mission held bilateral and business meetings with Ugandan counterparts, to further strengthen relationship with the Ugandan business community.
On the side-lines of the forum, Al Owais met a number of Ugandan ministers and heads of economic bodies, including Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda, Alex Onzima, Minister of State, Office of the Vice President, and Werikhe Kafabusa, State Minister for Trade. As well as Olive Kigongo, President and CEO of the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He discussed with Ugandan officials ways of promoting the UAE-Uganda business relations and how to boost trade exchange. They also discussed mechanisms of establishing new investment partnerships between Ugandan and Sharjah.
Present at the meetings were Mohammed Rashid bin Dimas, SCCI Board Member, Nasser Mosbeh Al Tunaiji, SCCI Board Member, Abdul Aziz Shattaf, Assistant Director-General for Members Services at the SCCI and Director of SEDC, Jamal Saeed Bu Zinjal, Director of Corporate Communication and Public Relations Department at SCCI, Lamya Al Jasmi, Senior Executive of National Industries Development at the SCCI; Sultan Shattaf, Director, Sales and Marketing, Expo Centre Sharjah, and Sultan Abdullah Al Ali, National Industries Development Executive.