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Uganda: Industry High On Government Agenda, Says Trade Minister

Published on December 02, 2016

The minister of Trade Amelia Kyambadde has said government is putting efforts on how to raise awareness about the importance of mobilising finance to generate inclusive and sustainable industrialisation.

Ms Kyambadde made the remarks at celebrations to mark 10 years of Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) and Africa Industrialisation Day in Kampala recently.

The minister said this year's theme "Financing Industrialisation in Africa; Challenges and winning Strategies" is appropriate at this time when industrialisation is high on government development agenda.

"Without adequate and affordable finance, Uganda and Africa in general risk not having strong industries to create jobs hence adding value to raw materials thereby risk remaining shackled by joblessness and poverty," she said. Source: AllAfrica. Read more...