By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Kenyan President William Ruto is expected in Uganda in October to officiate the annual Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) trade expo that will be held in Lugogo UMA exhibition grounds from October 3rd to October 10th 2022.
The Executive Director of the UMA Trade Fair, Dan Birungi, made the revelation Thursday while speaking to the media noting that 90 per cent of the necessary preparations are done with both domestic and foreign exhibitors having reserved and paid for booth space.
“We have already confirmed 120 exhibitors from 20 countries. I can confirm that we are 90 per cent ready, the 10 per cent will be taken in the coming week,” Birungi said.
The trade show was previously hosted in 2019 prior to the Covid-19 epidemic, and this will reportedly be the first time it is back since the pandemic occurred.
Given the agreement of a three-year, Sh150 million relationship with TotalEnergies, Birungi expressed confidence that this year’s event will be larger.
“Harnessing economic recovery through local sourcing and expanding value chain integration” is the topic of the trade show. President Museveni is expected to close the fair.
The Chief Financial Officer of TotalEnergies, Omotesele Josephine, stated that their assistance is intended to provide a conducive environment for Ugandan SMEs to prosper.