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Deputy High Commissioner attends business breakfast

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British business community hosted by Ugandan government minister at networking event.

On 3 March 2015, British Deputy High Commissioner Mary Shockledge was the guest of Ugandan Minister of Trade Hon Amelia Kyambadde at a business breakfast event for the British business community in Uganda. The British High Commission and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) helped the Ugandan Ministry of Trade organise this important event, which brought together British investors and companies operating in Uganda with relevant Ugandan government officials. You can see video clips of the Trade Minister and Deputy High Commissioner speaking to the Ugandan media after the event via our Facebook page.

Minister of Trade Hon. Amelia Kyambadde
Minister of Trade Hon. Amelia Kyambadde opens the meeting.

The British High Commission in Kampala works to boost the UK’s reputation as a business partner of choice, to broker commercial partnerships and to increase UK trade and investment in Uganda. In order ot achieve this, we are working closely with the Uganda government to improve our business links, and the business breakfast event on 3 March was a good example of this engagement.

Business Breakfast
A representative of UMEME, a British-owned power distribution company, speaks at the event

The High Commission, through UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) also conducts other activities designed to increase bilateral trade between the UK and Uganda. For instance, UKTI helps organise trade missions for different UK businesses to Uganda and assists individual UK firms on specific market access issues. UKTI also offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK and at the British High Commission in Kampala and other regional British diplomatic missions. It provides companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

The UKTI “Exporting to Uganda” guide provides further details on Uganda’s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and other relevant business support.