The National Grain Trade Policy 2015 has been launched. The Policy was launched by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. The Policy aims at promoting growth and improving incomes of actors in the grain sub sector for food security and industrialization by use of modern post-harvest handling and value addition techniques, structured marketing and effective regulation.

NATIONAL GRAIN TRADE POLICY

 

The Ministry Of Trade Industry and Cooperatives under the DICOSS Project is holding a networking Conference for District Commercial Officers.

The Confrence has attracted District Commercial Officers,Assistant District Commercial Officers and District Production Officers from Fourty Districts.

Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde meets Singapore Minister of State for Trade and Industry

Singapore has cautioned Uganda not to loose its agricultural sector to the mining industry especially to the newly discovered oil. The caution was made by the Singaporean Minister of State for Trade and Industry, Hon. Dr. KohPoh Koon, during a meeting with Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde. Dr. Koh was in Uganda for a state visit to explore new growth opportunities and strengthen the trade relations between Singapore and Uganda. He came with a delegation of investors with interests in investing in Uganda.

L-R: Heads of State expected at the Summit, Sighning of the Report at the Summit

Uganda is hosting the 13th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit scheduled to take place on April 22-23, 2016 at Speke Resort Munyonyo under the Chairmanship of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni.

The Summit will be preceded by a Ministerial meeting on April 21, 2016 and a Senior Officials’ meeting on April 19-20, 2016. These meetings will review the status of implementation of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) since the last Summit held in December 2015 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The countries that will participate are Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

The Northern Corridor is the transport corridor that links the EAC landlocked countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan with the Port of Mombasa, Kenya. The corridor also serves Northern Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

The Northern Corridor Integration Projects has 16 clusters centered around the areas of infrastructure development, energy, information technology and socio-economic development. They include;

  1. Standard Gauge Railway
  2. Human Resource Capacity Building
  3. Lands
  4. Immigration, Trade, Tourism, Labour and Services
  5. Mutual Defense, Mutual Peace and Security
  6. Information Communications Technology infrastructure
  7. Oil Refinery Development
  8. First tracking the Political Federation
  9. Financing of the Projects

10. Power Generation, Transmission and Interconnectivity

11. Crude Oil Pipeline Development

12. Refined Petroleum Products Pipeline Development

13. Commodities Exchange

14. Single Customs Territory

15. Mutual Peace and Security Cooperation

16. Airspace Management.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives is one of the implementing Ministries in the areas of;

  1. Single Customs Territory
  2. Immigration tourism, trade, labour and services
  3. Commodities Exchange

The Federation of Women in Business (FEMCOM) is a COMESA Institution based in Lilongwe Malawi. FEMCOM was established by COMESA in recognition of the fact that regional economic integration cannot be achieved if women in economic enterprise were left out. COMESA mandated FEMCOM to champion the improvement of economic conditions of women in the Member States in order to achieve their full and equal participation in their national economies. FEMCOM’s distinct niche is to play a facilitative, coordinative, and catalytic role thus creating an enabling environment for women’s enterprises to thrive within COMESA and beyond. In this respect, it acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among women in economic enterprise. FEMCOM is designed to be instrumental in encouraging and facilitating the setting up of enterprises owned by women, promoting the expansion of existing enterprises through measures that address their needs for technical assistance and training, access to credit, export promotion, export market research and investment opportunities. This it does by building the capacities of COMESA-FEMCOM National Chapters as well as umbrella associations that serve as Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced professionals for the position of FEMCOM HUMAN RESOURCE/ADMINSTRATION MANAGER and PROGRAM MANAGER

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