Industrialization is certainly the key to Africa’s economic development with the ability to bring prosperity, new jobs and better incomes for all. However, Africa has remained less industrialized amidst calls to industrialize. In Uganda, the growth of the Industrial Sector remains at 3.4% with its contribution to GDP valued at 19.6%

Each year on 20 November Uganda joins the rest of Africa to commemorate Africa Industrialization Day (AID). The Day is aimed to raising global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to industrialization. The event also aims to mobilize both African leaders and international organizations to advocate for the accelerated and sustainable industrialization of Africa.

This Year’s AID will be celebrated under the theme “African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)”, this year’s Symposium will review the industrial challenges faced by Africa, with a special emphasis on industrial development as a foundation for the implementation of the CFTA.

To realize their potential, African countries need to achieve a level of industrialization that allows them to implement a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), as adopted by the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012, in order to expand intra-African trade through better harmonization and enhance competitiveness at the industry and enterprise level.

This year’s Africa Industrialization Day celebrations will be hosted by Jinja District on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at Busoga Square, Jinja Town. The Guest of Honour will be Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.

During the celebrations, the Guest of Honour will commission the construction of the Kiira EV Motor Assembly Plant in Jinja. There will be an exhibition to showcase Uganda’s journey to industrialization.


For more information please contact;

Nakakande Khadija

Ag. Senior Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives

P.O.Box 7103 Kampala

Tel: +256-414-314236

Mobile: 0703-635118, 0787-263818

Fax: +256-312-324236

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 Uganda Export Promotion Board Uganda Warehouse Receipt System Authority Management Training and Advisory Centre Uganda National Bureau of Standards Uganda Industrial Research Institute