Ireland Equips UIA in Strategic Investment and Export Promotion

Ireland's Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Dornal Cronin (L) hands a
certificate to a participant as UIA's ED Dr. Frank Sebbowa and Board
Chairman Mr. Juma Kisaame look on

A total of three children were killed yesterday in a stampede in one of President Yoweri Museveni’s rallies in Kiziba, nurse Rakai district.

The revelation was made this morning by President Museveni himself while addressing press at his home in Rwakirura as he rounded up his campaign in the Masaka region.

Museveni said two youngsters were trampled upon by some of the supporters who were reportedly jostling for NRM t-shirts.

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The third child was reportedly knocked dead by a vehicle during the rally.

The president thus appealed to the organizers of his rallies to take more precautionary measures.

“I would like to ask that women who have small children should be allowed sitting space on the sideline near to my podium,” he said.

Museveni said that he also witnessed similar situation while campaigning Hoima, where young children were nearly killed in the crowd.

He extended sympathies to the families of the deceased and the People of Kiziba.

The Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, prostate HE Donal Cronin has pledged continued support to Uganda’s investment and benchmarking Ireland’s success stories to enhance growth in the sector.

H.E. Cronin said this while officially closing a five-day training on strategic investment and export promotion which was undertaken by 16 staff from Uganda Investment Authority.

The training held at Royal Suites in Bugolobi was funded by the Government of Ireland in a bid to facilitate more domestic resources for development.

Participants were enlighten on how to develop bankable investment projects in the 4 priority sectors; Agro processing, cialis 40mg tourism, ICT and minerals and energy.

The designed projects will then be pitched to target investors detailed with costing and potential market.

“Ireland’s growth and development has been driven by a focus on producing for export markets and attracting strategic foreign investment. I hope the skills gained by UIA staff will be used to attract more investment and create opportunities,” said the Ambassador.

He furthermore said that with collective effort, a lot more can be achieved in a short time and Uganda can tap into technology to industrialize.

There are at least 400 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) currently operating in Uganda and such partnerships are targeted towards attracting more big size investments.

The UIA Executive Director, Eng. Dr. Frank thanked the partners including International Development Ireland and Dero Capital Uganda for sharing their expertise with participants. He urged the equipped staff to put the skills to good use

Sebbowa Mr. Juma Kisaame, the UIA Board Chairman hailed Ireland for being a strong development partner with Uganda over the past years. He stressed that such skills trainings fit into the Authority’s new strategic plan that will see over 1 million jobs created for Ugandans by 2021.

“As UIA, we are confident that even with our ambitious strategic plan, the skills acquired by our staff through this training will enable them to measure in,” remarked Mr. Kisaame.

Ambassador Cronin at the same event handed over certificates of participation to the 16 members of staff from UIA.


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