UMA lobbies President for local content in Gov’t procurement


The president has tasked UMA to consolidate a list of locally produced items which merit consideration for procurement by government to be submit­ted to the Principle Permanent Secretary Office of the Presi­dent. He also directed them to compile all overdue invoices for the supply of items to Govern­ment (MDA’s).

He made this communication to the UMA board and adviso­ry council members, who met him at state house on 16th Oc­tober, 2018. This meeting was a fulfillment of the request that the President made to the Man­ufacturers during the trade fair 2018 with the view of tackling core issues stagnating competi­tiveness of industrialists.

The issues presented by UMA included among others local content main streaming, Power cost to US cent 5/kwh, facili­tating the implementation of UDC/UDB investment strategy, export guarantee insurance, harmonization of investment incentives regime in Uganda, industrial poli­cy and strategy develop­ment in Uganda, plastics manufacturers invest­ment dilemma, (kaveera mystery) as well issues of tax administration.

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