Monday, 1 February 2010

Talks in Uganda

Last week I was in Uganda to follow up on talks I had with President Museveni, while he was at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Trinidad and Tobago last November. We discussed how CBC could increase it interaction with Uganda, over the coming year, to develop an investment promotion programme, particularly focused on the areas of agriculture and skills development.

At meetings with the Minister of Finance, Hon. Syda Bbumba, I discussed the practical functions of the programme and the implementation details, particularly how we would help generate the required investment to support the growth of both small and commercial farms. We also discussed a similar plan for skills promotion in the country.

Before leaving the country on Thursday, I met with the Uganda Investment Authority, where it was agreed that CBC would bring its prestigious Africa Investment Forum to Uganda in February 2011 and that work would continue on the development of a large scale ICT park outside Kampala.

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