On 27th September 2012,

The Ministry of Trade Industry and cooperatives held its Sector review conference;

Some of the presentations are as below;


Ministers Remarks at sector review 2012

IIndustry department sector review

NSQP Presentation

MSMES presentation

Cooperatives sector review Report

Trade sector review report

A Draft summary of the issues raised at the conference

SACCA congress 23rd - 26th September 2012

Refer to: www.accosca.org

African Confederation of Cooperative Savings & Credit Associations
ACCOSCA) in collaboration with Uganda cooperative savings and credit Union (UCSCU) is organising the 13th SACCA Congress to be held in Uganda from 23 – 26 September 2012. ACCOSCA a confederation of national associations of savings and credit cooperatives societies. Uganda is a member of ACCOSCA through Uganda Cooperative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU) the National Union for Savings and credit cooperatives in country, is one of the members of ACCOSCA.

The Theme for the Conference is “Governance - Prosperity of Nations through the Cooperative Model”. The SACCA Congress aims at creating awareness of the cooperative model as an approach towards mitigating challenges facing the continent. This year’s event coincides with the International year of Cooperatives IYC) as declared by the UN general assembly due to the contribution of the sector towards development and attainment of the MDGs. The event will create an opportunity for SACCOs in Africa to climax the celebrations for the IYC. Involvement in this event will profile the unique role played by the governments in promoting cooperatives in Africa particularly Uganda. This event will go a long way in identifying challenges and mitigation measures aimed at strengthening the key players supporting development and growth of the sector.


UN international year of cooperatives

On 18th December 2009, the UN declared that 2012 would be the International Year of Co-operatives. By naming any given year as an international year, the UN draws attention to issues of global significance. Declaring 2012 an international year of cooperatives, is an acknowledgement by the international community that co-operatives drive the economy, respond to social change, are resilient to the global economic crisis and are successful in creating jobs in all sectors. Increase public awareness about co-operatives and their contributions to socio-economic development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Promote the formation and growth of co-operatives.
Encourage governments to establish policies, laws and regulations conducive to the formation, growth and stability of co-operatives.


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The 18th COMESA Heads of State and Governments Summit came to a close, Tuesday 31st March 2015. The new Chairman COMESA Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia officially closed the Summit with a call to Member States to rededicate their commitments to regional integration.

Governments opened their 18th Meeting in Addis Ababa Monday where Ethiopian Prime Minister H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn assumed the chairmanship of the 19 Member States regional bloc.

Over 10 heads of State and Governments attended the Summit and participated in a roundtable discussion on the theme: “Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization,” which was led by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Mr. Li Yong.


Also go to: COMESA 2015 SUMMIT WEBSITE for details


“Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) the Driving Force to Middle Income Status”


Strong coordination in the development and implementation of Government policies as well as interventions in most sectors including that of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is critical to achieving the intended Government goals.

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