Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) participated in the first ever Japan-Uganda Business Forum in Tokyo, Japan under the theme “Boosting economic recovery and enterprise resilience through Sustainable Business” to attract the Japanese business community to Uganda. The Business Forum was hosted by the Embassy of Uganda in Tokyo in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry of Japan, Japanese Embassy – Kampala, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Japan & the Private Sector.
The main objective of the Uganda- Japan Business Forum was to strengthen bilateral trade, as well as promote and explore investment opportunities for the mutual benefit of both countries.
While addressing the forum at Tokyu Hotel in Tokyo – Japan, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Robinah Nabbanja said that bilateral relations between Uganda and Japan remain strong and the private sector needs to become active to make use of the cordial relationship between the two nations. She briefed investors and the business community about Uganda’s fully liberalized economy and total political commitment by government to ensure that business thrives.
Hez Kimoomi Alinda, the Executive Director of UFZA assured potential investors that Uganda offers developers and operators of Free Zones the advantages of extra-territoriality and transnationalism to aid seamless manufacturing and processing for
Shinichi Nakatani, the State Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan who also attended the business forum says that Japan is open to dealing with Uganda and that the Japanese government through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been supporting Uganda in many fields and will continue doing so.