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Uganda hopes to strengthen trade with US during GES summit

Published on July 23, 2015

Uganda’s business community is hoping to use the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi to strengthen its trade relations with the United States of America.

The head of policy, research and advocacy at the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ezra Rubanda told The EastAfrican that they anticipate deliberations during the summit to focus on striking deals between the US and the local entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sub-sector.

“We are expecting real deliberations on investing in agribusiness, value addition, and thus improving quality and profitability at different level of the chain in the agriculture sub-sector,” Mr Rubanda said.

Mr Rubanda said Uganda is agricultural country, and thus any investment focusing on industrialisation need to be tailored around the available raw materials in the agriculture sector. Read more. Source | The East African