Uganda is hosting an inter-Africa Ease of Doing Business Initiative (EDBI) 2015 conference this week beginning tomorrow in Kampala.
The overall aim is to share knowledge and experiences with an agenda to finding a lasting strategy to facilitate bigger and better business and investments in Africa.
At the last EDBI which was hosted in Maputo, Mozambique, Uganda was selected to host this year’s conference after beating six other counties. Uganda was selected mainly because of its attractive business environment and the ongoing reforms in trading across borders, business licensing and registration, and the computerization of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and land registry.
According to Carolyn Ndawula, a Program Manager, Trade and Competitiveness, the World Bank Group, the initiative is aimed at sharing knowledge and looking at loopholes in different governments that are hindering trade developments and finding solutions as a one strong continent.
“We have members like Mauritius, and South Africa whose economies are growing into first world status. By meeting and sharing different experiences, I am convinced that different governments will benefit from this conference. As the World Bank, we are here to facilitate this conference in terms of finances and guidance. We look forward to receiving a bigger number of Ugandans who will participate in this conference for the betterment if our country,” Ndawula said . Read more . Source | East African Business Week