The Uganda Top 100 Mid-sized Companies Survey for 2019 has today been launched, under the theme “SMEs Shaping the Future of Business Landscape
The Survey, now in its 11th year (since 2009), aims at helping SMEs, the engine of Uganda’s economy, to understand the market, position themselves, grab opportunities (both domestic and foreign) and compete well.
The ceremony took place at The Sheraton, spearheaded by representatives of the major sponsors the Daily Monitor (Tony Glencross, Managing Director), audit firm KPMG (Edgar Isingoma, Country Leader), Uganda Investment Authority (Eria Kaweireku, Ag. Director Small and Medium Enterprises Division), Insurance Company of East Africa (Emmanuel Mwaka) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Basil Ajer).
China-Uganda Industrial Capacity Cooperation Expo in Kampala
The China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition is on at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) showground at Lugogo in Kampala. This is the first time the Expo is being held in Uganda.
The Chinese Ambassador to Uganda, Zheng Zhuqiang, presided over the opening ceremony, flanked by the Ag. Director-General of Uganda Investment Authority, Mr. Lawrence Byensi, and the Head of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Olive Kigongo.
Forty three (43) Chinese companies (manufacturers, constructors, traders, etc.) are displaying what they do and have on offer, as they engage potential Ugandan clients.
In his speech, Amb. Zhuqiang said Uganda has a lot to benefit from China’s innovations, technology and equipment. He said Uganda now ranks third in Africa in foreign direct investments (FDI) from China.