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Program NameUganda: Investment Authority
Sovereign Long-Term Rating
S & P Local: n.a. S & P Foreign: n.a.
Moody's Local: n.a. Moody's Foreign: n.a.
Fitch Local: n.a. Fitch Foreign: n.a.
Includes Sub-Sovereigns?Yes
Sub-Sovereign Long-Term Rating
S & P Local: n.a. S & P Foreign: n.a.
Moody's Local: n.a. Moody's Foreign: n.a.
Fitch Local: n.a. Fitch Foreign: n.a.
Program DescriptionMission, Vision & Objectives:

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and government to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda) with the aim of promoting and facilitating private sector investment in Uganda.

UIA's Vision and Mission statements are as follows;

UIA'S Vision:

“Make Uganda the leading Investment destination”.

UIA'S Mission:

“Promote and facilitate investment projects, provide serviced land, and advocate for a competitive business environment".

UIA serves to:

1. Provide first hand information on investment opportunities in Uganda;
2. Issue investment licenses,
3. Assist in securing other licenses and secondary approvals for investors;
4. Help investors to implement their projects through assistance in locating relevant project support services;
5. Provide assistance in the acquisition of industrial land;
6. Help to obtain work permits and special passes for investors and their expatriate staff;
7. Arrange contracts for potential investors and organize itineraries for visiting foreign missions in the country;
8. Assist investors in seeking joint venture partners and funding; and
9. Review and make policy recommendations to Government about investment.

UIA'S Objectives are to:

1. Attract value adding investment that brings technology, skills & jobs;
2. Contribute to the image of Uganda as a leading African Investment destination;
3. Provide services sites, buildings and competitive infrastructure to meet the needs of growing Ugandan based businesses;
4. Stimulate and lead key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment;
5. Setup and develop Industrial and Business parks; and
6. Offer support to SMEs.

Key Sectors include:

1. Agriculture
2. Tourism
3. ICT
4. Energy
5. Education
6. Foods and Beverage
7. Mining
8. Leather
9. Metal and Metal Products
10. Iron and Steel
11. Financial Services
12. Pharmaceuticals
13. Transport and Communication

Program Source(s)
Program Sector(s)n.a.
Overall Program Contact(s)The Investment Centre, Plot 22B, Lumumba Avenue, TWED Plaza P.O. Box 7418 Kampala, Uganda
Phone: 256-414-301000
Program Project(s)n.a.
Program Web Sites
Entered On11/17/2008 at 02:46 PM
Updated On04/20/2013 at 08:43 AM