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Uganda Investment Authority Goes Digital

Uganda Investment Authority Board

The Uganda Investments Authority has launched its new application called eBIZ through which one can access online applications for any investment license and get a reply instantly.

On the eBIZ one can also access services from UIA itself, case http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-autosave-post-v1-1-endpoint.php National Environment Management Authority, http://datedgear.com/wp-includes/script-loader.php the Directorate of Citizen and Immigration Control and Kampala Capital City Authority.

The portal also provides  other services which include applications for a business name, business registration, investment licensing issuance, KCCA trading license, tax identification number (TIN) for company, TIN for company directors, Work permit, Special pass, Environment impact Assessment certificate and payment for all the services online by credit card, Debit card, mobile money or bank transfer.

According to the UIA Board Chairman Eng Tobias Karekaho, the authority decided to integrate to the digital world to make services easier to access for all people, which helps in the smooth start up of businesses in the country.

“I am glad that our contractors have helped us join the digital world. The sooner we join the paperless world the sooner we get linked to the world; as we can all testify the digital world is only getting better and better”.

The development came against the backdrop of cabinet under minute CT 52 2014, directing that UIA to transform itself into a one stop center for investors.

The one stop center should offer all business and investment related services, registrations and approvals under one roof.

“We are going to be working under one roof with our key stakeholders; that simply means that an investor can apply and get the license within two weeks which is a great achievement,” said the chairman.

“Using the eBIZ will be much secure because you can actually check well if someone is giving you right information.  We have had many cases of people who come here was investors and end up in retail shops.”

eBIZ can be accessed at  www.eBIZ.go.ug, where one can open up an account and log in and follow prompts to start a new application.

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