Museveni, Ruto à Grace 28th UMA Fair
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will be the chief guest at the upcoming 28th Uganda International Trade Fair 2022 organized by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA).
This was revealed by Daniel Birungi, the executive director of the UMA, during a press conference on Thursday.
He noted that the President is expected to attend and close the event on October 10, 2022.
He added that Kenya’s new president, William Ruto, is also expected to officiate at the opening of the event on October 4.
Birungi noted that the trade fair will help show the pace at which Uganda’s industrial sector is growing.
The 2022 trade fair is being held under the theme “Harnessing Economic Recovery through Local Sourcing and Deepening Value Chain Integration”.
At the same conference, Total Energies bolstered the event with monetary sponsorship worth UGX 150 million.
The financial support is intended to give small and medium-sized businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services as the country recovers from the COVID-19 disruption.
Speaking on behalf of Total Energies, Ms. Omotosele Josephine Akinpelu, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Total Energies Uganda, said her commitment was to sustainably boost the future of doing business in Uganda, which includes creating an enabling environment. conducive for SMEs and our customers.
“We are also delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate 60 years of independence and to be committed to providing sustainable and practical energy solutions to enable this improved access to our products through the fuel card and our sister subsidiary, Total Energies EP “, she said.
They pledged to offer a total of 450 million shillings to UMA for a period of 3 years; pumping 150 million shillings into the trade fair every year.
This year’s show is scheduled for October 3-10, 2022 at the Lugogo Exhibition Center and is expected to attract a total of 300,000 visitors and exhibitors from across the country, Africa and beyond.