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

Briefing the press at the Media Centre on Thursday 4 February 2016 on Closure of Uchumi Supermarket in Uganda

The Kenyan Government has agreed to a negotiated settlement of the outstanding payments to Ugandan suppliers and former workers of its supermarkets chain Uchumi. This follows Government of Uganda’s intervention to resolve the Uchumi impasse, following the closure of all the 5 branches of Uchumi supermarket in Uganda.

Uchumi Closure Details

Brief on Uchumi outstanding payements to Local Suppliers and Former Workers

We bring you the first edition of “The Trade Journal” of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and
Cooperatives. It is a quarterly publication which highlights events, activities,programs and achievements in the trade,industry and cooperatives sector. Read: Trade Journal Issue 1 2016


The Cooperative movement has been in Uganda for a century now and is very much alive, with many Ugandans in the different sectors especially farmers benefitting from cooperatives. Co-operatives play an important role in the socio-economic development through the creation of jobs, improvement of member income, enhancement of agricultural production and productivity, the promotion of value addition and social stability.

Ministers statement on Status of cooperatives January 2016

Cooperative Statistics 2016

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