The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)
is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and government to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was established by the Investment Code Act, Cap 92 Revised Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda.
- UIA'S Vision : Make Uganda the leading Investment destination.
- UIA'S Mission: To promote and facilitate investment projects, provide serviced land, and advocate for a competitive business environment”.
- UIA'S Objectives
- To attract value adding investment that brings technology, skills and jobs to Uganda
- To promote Uganda as a leading African Investment destination
- To provide serviced sites, buildings and competitive infrastructure to meet the needs of growing Ugandan based
- To stimulate and lead key stakeholders in creating a competitive business environment.
- UIA'S Role: UIA is the agency set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991) to promote and facilitate private sector investment in Uganda.
- The agency serves to:
- Provide first hand information on investment opportunities in Uganda
- Issue Investment Licenses
- Assist in securing other licenses and secondary approvals for investors
- Help investors to implement their project ideas through assistance in locating relevant project support services
- Provide assistance in the acquisition of industrial land
- Help to obtain work permits and special passes for investors and their expatriate staff
- Arrange contacts for potential investors and organize itineraries for visiting foreign missions in the country
- Assist investors in seeking joint venture partners and funding
- Review and make policy recommendations to Government about investment.