Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is a Government Agency established for the purpose of creating opportunities for export-oriented investment and job creation. Our mandate, as laid down in the Free Zones Act, 2014, is to establish, develop, manage, market, maintain, supervise and control Free Zones in Uganda.

The main policy objective of establishing Free Zones is to promote export-oriented investment in the manufacturing and processing sector as one of the economic development tools meant to boost Uganda’s exports. Specifically, UFZA was established to:

  1. regulate and create an enabling environment for export-oriented investment (Both Direct Domestic Investment and Foreign Direct Investment);
  2. develop customised industrial infrastructure and production facilities to required international standards to attract export-led manufacturing and agro-based industrial activities; and
  3. Provide advisory services to government on Free Zones and related matters.


Proposed Entebbe International Airport Free Zone, the first Public Free Zone in Uganda, under construction by Government of Uganda