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High Commissioner hosts aid-funded business trade mission

UK working to promote aid-funded business opportunities in Uganda for British companies

HE Alison Blackburne
HE Alison Blackburne briefs the delegates on the political situation of Uganda

On 2 November, British High Commissioner to Uganda HE Alison Blackburne hosted a networking reception at her Residence, in honour of a British trade delegation, visiting Kampala as part of a UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) organised visit to Uganda and Tanzania. The focus of this trade mission is on business opportunities, within aid-funded programmes in East Africa, for companies from the UK.

Paul Mullard
DFID Uganda's Paul Mullard gives a brief on the economic situation of Uganda

Uganda benefits from significant bilateral and multilateral development assistance programmes, including from DFID, the World Bank, the European Union and the African Development Bank. The UN’s Africa Regional Procurement team for its peacekeeping operations is situated in Entebbe. This presents significant opportunities for UK companies to assist and support peacekeeping missions for the benefit of the wider region.

Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner welcomed the delegation, and stressed the positive benefits, to both British companies and development programmes, of aid-funded business.

Paul Mullard
Guests at the networking reception held for the delegates.
Published 3 November 2015