UGANDA TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS DURING THE DUBAI EXPO.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. The Dubai Expo 2020/22 is ongoing since October 1, 2021 and to be concluded on 31ST March, 2022 has attracted over 190 countries worldwide. Uganda being one of the participants will be running two weeks of activity: The Trade and Agricultural week. The Trade week that started on Wednesday 9th February, 2022 with B2B meetings and the different venues and have activities like the Sharjah business Forum, Fujairah Business Forum, Ras Al Khaimah Business Forum and climax with the Gulfood Expo at the World Trade Center,…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL CEO FORUM HOSTS THE 1ST EVER CEO RETREAT IN KYANKWANZI.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Presidential CEO Forum (PCF) hosted the first ever CEO Retreat at The National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi between the 3rd to 5th December 2021. It was attended by Ministers, Heads of government agencies and the invited CEO’s from different sectors. With the theme “Enhancing collaboration between business and government leaders to attain social and economic transformation,” The 3 day CEO Retreat was highlighted by the presence of the head of State, The President H.E Yoweri Kaguta T. Museveni who addressed CEOs of various businesses…

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e- GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, THE GAME CHANGER

By Nancy Emily Nagujja Ministry of Trade hosted an on-site change meeting on 22ndNovember, 2021 presenting the e-GP reform to the Ministry. Florence Nakyeyune the project manager electronic government procurement in her presentation explains what e-G is, and why they should adjust to the electronic procurement system. According to Ms. Florence, e-GP (Electronic Government Procurement) is the purchase of goods, works and services using electronic methods primarily the internet. The e-GP system is here to wipe out the inefficiencies in the physical procurement process, improve time management and improve on…

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RECOGNIZING SUCCESSES FROM SDF GRANTEES

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda together with Skills Development Facility held an online meeting on 17thNovember, 2021, showcasing the achievements of SDF projects (RPL), Master Crafts Person Assessment and International Certification. The meeting was attended by a number of people including other grantee representatives.Mr. Fredrick Mugisa the moderator of the meeting in his remarks said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the achievements of some of the SDF grantees like Arise and Shine, Love a friend Youth Development Organization. He mentioned that SDF in partnership with PSFU have…

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MINISTRY OF LANDS, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT ONBOARDS THE e-GP SYSTEM.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On Friday 12th November, 2021, the e-GP team had an onsite management meeting at the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development introducing the e-GP reform to the ministry at large. The meeting was channeled towards providing all the necessary support to ensure that Ministry of Lands is able to adapt successfully to the electronic system. The Chairman Mr. Jjuko Richard from Ministry of Lands opened with a few remarks. ‘We do believe in service delivery and we all should embrace this E-procurement’ he said. He…

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PARISH DEVELOPMENT MODEL ON MINDSET CHANGE, COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION TO DELIVER DESIRED SUCCESS

As Uganda moves to attain middle income status and vision 2040, the Parish Development Model (PDM) is one of the most popular strategic interventions chorused by the Government to deliver the triumph. It is a strategy for organizing and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit. Premised on the notion that demystifying grassroots issues, Parish Development Committee (PDC) under the PDM will work together with the common citizens in the village and end users of…

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HON. XIAVER KYOOMA BIDS PPDA FAREWELL

Paulo Coelho states ‘If you are brave enough to say goodbye, Life will reward you with a hello.’ On Thursday 11th November, 2021, PPDA bid farewell to its former board member now an MP Hon Xavier Kyooma Akampurira. The event took place at the newly constructed home of PPDA, the PPDA-URF Towers on plot 39, Nakasero Road. Dr. Cris Magoba, the Manager PR was the Mc of the day, he conveyed his greetings to the Board Chairman and other invited guests who were in attendance. He appreciated Hon Xavier for…

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION EMBRACING E-PROCUREMENT

PPDA (The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority) launches e-GP to the Ministry of Education during an online change meeting held at their headquarters. The meeting happened on 9th November and included a presentation with a number of delegates from PPDA, e-GP team, PDU and The Ministry of Education and Sports. This meeting was intended to create awareness for the change and seek buy ins from the Ministry of Education. The chairperson Ms. Kate Lamaro, the permanent secretary of the Ministry welcomed everyone to meeting and urged the…

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Since its founding in 1995, Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has served as Uganda’s apex body for the private sector, connecting business associations, corporate bodies and public sector agencies that support private sector growth. With the selfless service of the late Gideon Badagawa as the Executive Director, the PSFU membership has grown from 80 to over 270 associations and chambers, representing 262% growth and built a portfolio of $290m. Badagawa served as a focal person for private sector advocates, capacity building, an exemplary leader, an architect of the private sector. …

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DEFINING OPPORTUNITIES,BRINGING AN END TO UNEMPLOYMENT IN UGANDA.

DEFINING OPPORTUNITIES,BRINGING AN END TO UNEMPLOYMENT IN UGANDA. The government of Uganda through Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) has strengthened efforts to enhance opportunities through skilling and empowering local entrepreneurs under the hands on Skills Development facility (SDF) project that strives to create skilling for competitiveness. A team led by the Executive Director of PSFU and head of SDF embarked on a fully packed grantee field visit to assess the impact and influence of the project to communities. Among the visited were:. 1. WANSA general metal crafts Ltd- Kibuli 2.…

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