Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has partnered with KACITA Women entrepreneurs’ to train business women in Kampala on value addition of their products.
The two bodies took up to 15 women entrepreneurs through training at the Makerere University Incubation center, website like this http://cbpa.com/wp-content/plugins/cforms/lib_options_up.php guiding them on how to invest in value addition for export.
While at the incubation center, see the entrepreneurs leaned much about value addition measures used to transform raw material into ready well branded finished products.
Over the years, according to UIA’s Hope Wayila, women in Uganda have been preoccupied with quick methods of making money and widen the local market base for their produce. This UIA says needs to be changed.
UIA promotes and facilitates women-led and women owned-investments through partnerships with other organizations, development partners and stakeholders by providing capacity building trainings, advocacy, networking and business advisory services to women under one network called Uganda Investment Authority Women Entrepreneurs Network (UIAWEN).
The Authority also calls on women traders to always ensure quality and value addition so that their products gain a stable market.
Mrs Wayila says that government is in full support of all small scale women entrepreneurs in the country to develop their small initiatives into big business entities.
She adds that the project intends to reach out to both urban and rural women with good business ideas but lack capital to develop them, by way of linking them to potential funders.
William Byaruhanga who is the chairperson at Makerere University business incubation centre says that they will help the KACITA women in adding value to their products and even produce the final products at no cost for about two years.