I have received a number of concerns from different stakeholders on operations of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry including a petition on the forthcoming elections.
Action taken by my Ministry
The government has serious security concerns over the planned elections for the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry scheduled for 16th December 2016. Different stakeholders have expressed fears. The chairperson of the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, M/S Olive Kigongo in her letter dated 27th October 2016 to H.E. the president has further confirmed these “National Security threats and concerns. Government has therefore decided to cancel the Chamber Elections forthwith. All contenders to the chamber elections, District Authorities, Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and the Business community are accordingly informed.
AMELIA KYAMBADDE (MP)
MINISTER OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COOPERATIVES