Membership Benefits

UMA is the voice of industry in Uganda. It is well recognised and most respected by the Government, the business community and the general public. By being a member, you will gain credibility and international image.

UMA is the most effective lobbying business association in Uganda. It provides research based policy advocacy and its views are the most solicited, heard and considered by the Government.

UMA is the major source of information on manufacturing and associated industries in Uganda. It provides information and practical experience on the investment climate in Uganda. You will be exposed to important issues that will be of help and add value to your business.

UMA provides for its members information on business opportunities, trade fairs, new technologies, markets, products, training opportunities, joint ventures, financial intermediation and other business related activities.

UMA organises and provides opportunities for its members to participate in meetings, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and trade fairs. By being a member, you will have the opportunity to network with your peers and other members of the business community. Participation in the most prestigious annual business event.

UMA provides, at a reasonable fee, an opportunity for members to promote their company products and services through its Website, Bi-Weekly Business brief, Membership Directory and quarterly journals to complement their other marketing strategies.

You will receive regular communication and updates from the Secretariat through E-Mails, Bi-Weekly Business brief to keep you updated with current issues relating to your business.



Uganda Manufactures Association (UMA) is abroad membership based organization representing the industrial and commercial sectors with over 700 active members drawn from small, medium and large private commercial and public sectors in Uganda. UMA’s Mission is to serve and protect the interest of industrialists in Uganda.

The Association (UMA) has registered Training Centre and is the leading provider of training services to private sector companies.  The Training Centre offers a variety of short courses in areas of Work place Health programs, Accounting and Finance, General Management, Productivity& Quality Management, Sales & Marketing. These courses are either in house (meaning we can train your members at your company or open courses conducted at central, region or UMA head Office. 

Few examples of courses which can be tailored to your company needs in the year 2016

Work  Place Health programs

·         Occupation Health &Safety

·         HIV/AIDS, (Health fairs & Health policies)

·         Disease out breaks

·         First Aid at Work 

·         Hygiene & Sanitation

General Management

·         Measuring & Reporting Innovations in Organisation

·         Public Speaking

·         Report writing

·         Customer care

·         Labor relations/ Employment relations

Productivity& Quality Management

·         Good Manufacturing Practices

·         Energy Efficiency

·         Fire Fighting

·         Stress management

·         Road Safety& defensive Driving

Accounting and Finance

·         Finance for Non Finance managers

·         Liquidity & Balance sheet management

·         Supply chain Management

·         Budgeting & expenditure control

·         Preparing for external Audits

Sales & Marketing

·         Event planning& Management Skills

·         Social Media Marketing & Promotion

·         Public relation & CSR

·         Debt collection

·         Strategic planning

The above courses can be conducted in one to seven days or more depending on the course content and client needs.

Over the years UMA has conducted this training to member & non member companies  and close to 200  organisation have benefited from above courses in last 5 years. Example  of the benefieries include Kakira Sugar,Uganda Baati ltd ,Kinyara Sugar ltd ,Uganda Clays ltd,Mulwana Group, Quality Chemicals ltd,Leather Industries of Uganda, TororoCement, MpangaTea, Mabale Tea,Uganda Tea corperation,Sadolin paints (U) Ltd Uganda Fishnet Manufacturers, Mukwano group, Mildmay Uganda,Unga Millers, Turfoam,Nile breweries among others

UMA therefore invites your company to book for these trainings.

Please contact Odeng Charles Hammer Email , ,   or call 075-2-354125 0712354125

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sector Statistics



UMA has over 1221 Members in all Categories
Industry Contribution To GDP21%


Electricity Consumption 66%

Uganda Manufacturers’ Association
P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds
Tel: +256 414 221 034 /287615
Fax: +256 414 220 285

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