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

The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde will brief the media about the latest developments in the revitalization of Cooperatives including value addition initiatives through the One Village One Product Project, storage and market access for cooperatives. The briefing will take place on Monday January 25th, 2016 at 11:30 am at the Media Center.Updates will be posted


MC 10 Nairobi kenya December 2015

The donor community in the World Trade Organization (WTO) has reaffirmed their commitment to supporting the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in the WTO including Uganda to fully integrate in to the global trading system and fight poverty through aid to trade. This was during the Pledging Conference for phase 11 of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) that preceded the Tenth WTO Ministerial Conference that is opening in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday 15th, 2015 at Kenya International Conference Center.

Ministers from 161 countries are meeting again for the 10 time to discuss the future of the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that was launched in 2001. For the first time, Africa is hosting the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is the top most decision making body of the WTO.

The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is a multi-donor trust fund promoted by the WTO, which provides financial and technical support to build trade capacity in all 48 LDCs including Uganda. It is a unique global partnership dedicating to support the LDCs to use trade as a tool for economic growth and poverty reduction through job and income opportunities.

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