The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt Hon Robinah Nabbanja who is also the Acting President has meet a delegation of investors from the United Arab Emirates and discussed potential investment opportunities in the country with special focus on Luweero triangle.
Hon Nabbanja who told the visiting investors that Uganda is an investment hub with support from the head of state President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and all other government agencies led by Uganda Investment Authority.
Prime Minister Nabbanja briefed the delegation that Uganda has ready fruits and vegetables that are organically produced only awaiting value addition, but noted that farmers are making losses because of lack of post-harvest storage especially the cold chain.
The meeting was attended by the Ministers that included that of Finance Matia Kasaija, Trade Mwebesa Francis and Bwino Kyakaluga all briefed the investors about the conducive investment environment in the country.
The Head of the delegation Sheikh Muhammed Bin Maktoum said that they are ready to start investment in agro-forestry, food and fruit processing and gold refinery and the team will today visit several areas in Luwero and Nakasongola districts to assess the availability of raw materials there especially fruits.
The meeting was also attended by technical staff from Uganda Investment Authority led by Director General Robert Mukiza and officials from other ministries involved in promoting investment in Uganda.