Following his recent trip to the Dubai Expo 2021, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has received a delegation of development partners who are ready to take up investments in the country.
Last month, Amb. Walusimbi together with the Trade and Investment officer Office of the President, Isaac Kigozi traveled to Dubai and was able to meet a number of potential investors whom they persuaded to visit the country so as to explore Uganda’s vast investment opportunities.
As such, a delegation of five investors from UK based companies is in the country to hold meetings with different Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
During the meeting with the Minister of State for ICT, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo held at her office in Kampala, Amb. Walusimbi noted that despite several criticism over government positioning at the Dubai Expo 2021, the expo has so far offered Uganda great opportunities.
“During my recent trip to the 2021 Dubai Expo, I met a number of potential investors which is in line with my duties as directed by H.E President Yoweri Museveni. The results of my visit are some of the investors that are here today,” Amb. Walusimbi noted during the meeting.
The investors were led by Marcus Constantine the Director Xanda Ltd a UK’s leading London based website design, branding and 360° digital agency, serving clients from all over the world for over 20 years.
Marcus noted that the company is interested in exploring a number of opportunities within the tourism sector in Uganda.
“We are an ambitious marketing campaign that wishes to stimulate the Explore Uganda campaign and promote Ugandan tourism in the UK and around the world; other opportunities in promoting sports and athletics in Uganda and potential partnerships with internationally recognized brands and celebrities.” Marcus said.
Also part of the delegation is Paula Casteleiro, the Senior Director of Gran Melia Hotels a collection of more than 350 hotels in 40 countries on 4 continents.
The Hotel is considered the largest Hotel Company in Spain and one of the leading resort companies in Latin America, as well as the 3rd largest in Europe and the 19th largest in the World.
The delegation included Abdulhakka Sentamu the Ugandan is an Aerospace engineer and the Chief Marketing Officer Jaja Food Ltd a UK leading aquaculture farming company.
Sentamu said that the Company also seeks for an opportunity to among others develop the Ugandan seafood market by building and operating sustainable land-based production facilities using Recirculating Aquaculture Systems technology (RAS) which has the ability to produce the highest possible quality of fish with a constant harvest throughout the year.
During the meeting, the CEO, Uganda Tourism Board, Lilly Ajarova revealed that there are a number of opportunities within the tourism sector that can be explored by the investors in line with their interests.
“We are on coarse to positioning Uganda for international luxurious accommodations, these accommodations can be set up in unique locations which we have already identified such as outside National game parks,” Ajarova highlighted.
The Minister of State for ICT, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwaawo welcomed the investors and promised to accord them all the relevant support in her powers.
“We have a number of opportunities in the ICT sector and these are open for investment. I appreciate Amb. Walusimbi for spotting such investors who are very interesting and hardworking people,” Nabbosa said.