By Wasswa Deo
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives with partners has unveiled the first “Uganda convention Dubai”, an initiative aimed at promoting Uganda’s exports in the Middle East.
The convention scheduled to take place in Dubai from 24 – 26 August 2017 under the theme “Bringing Uganda closer to Middle East Market”. More than 300 Ugandan exporters are expected to participate.
The initiative will give an opportunity to Ugandan exporters to test and understand the market in the Middle East. They will be given an opportunity to take products to Dubai and link up with the potential buyers.
The project coordinator, Francis Ntangaza noted that the convention will further help to increase the visibility of Uganda’s products abroad.
According Uganda export promotions board, Uganda exporting companies lack corporation and this has remained challenge in penetrating markets and also overcoming trade related issues.
Elly Twineyo, the executive director Uganda export promotions board cautioned companies or individuals that do export trade to stop competing at national level, rather they should embark on process of forming up partnerships and export associations as a platform to seek and share knowledge on overcoming challenges that do face them in business.