The lack of awareness among exporters has limited entry and investments into Free Zones, a study has revealed.

An internal survey carried out in 2021 by the Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) covered up to 200 exporters.

The study recommended that UFZA strengthens its sensitisation by undertaking more publicity activities so as to attract high-value investments and provide expeditious solutions to challenges faced by investors.

The survey also recommended that the Government develops Free Zones, and introduce institutional, legal and regulatory reforms for lower the cost of doing business as this will foster production hence laying a foundation for exportation.

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