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Friday, December 08, 2017 

Trademark East Africa signs deal with Free Zones Authority

KAMPALA, UGANDA- Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Trademark East Africa (TMEA).

The MoU will guide the implementation of a partnership and establishment of the investment, Trade and Logistics hub in Jinja to promote collaboration between the two organizations.

The Logistics Hub in Jinja will boost economic growth, create employment and contribute towards sustainable and inclusive prosperity of the region by promoting the reduction of trade barriers and ensuring improved business competitiveness.

The MOU was signed by Richard Jabo the Executive Director UFZA and Frank Matsaert representing Trademark East Africa in the presence of. Keith Muhakanizi, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury at the Ministry of Finance head offices in Kampala.  

Jabo Richard commended Trademark East Africa for supporting Uganda to improve on its Business Environment through supporting the development of infrastructure like roads and boarder points which has improved the country’s environment for doing Business.

Frank Matsaert said Trademark will continue to support East African Community countries to ensure that the environment for doing business is more attractive to investors

 The Uganda Free Zones Authority was set up to establish, develop, manage, market, maintain, supervise and control Free Zones in Uganda under the Free Zones Act of 2014.

 

 

By SAMUEL NABWIISO, Friday, December 08th, 2017