achieved independence from the UK in 1962. The dictatorial regime of
Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000
opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE
(1980-85) claimed another 100,000 lives. During the 1990s the
government promulgated non-party presidential and legislative
has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular
rainfall, and sizable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt.
Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over
80% of the work force. Coffee is the major export crop and accounts for
the bulk of export revenues. Since 1986, the government - with the
support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to
rehabilitate and stabilize the economy by undertaking currency reform,
raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum
products, and improving civil service wages. The policy changes are
especially aimed at dampening inflation and boosting production and
export earnings. During 1990-2001, the economy turned in a solid
performance based on continued investment in the rehabilitation of
infrastructure, improved incentives for production and exports, reduced
inflation, gradually improved domestic security, and the return of
exiled Indian-Ugandan entrepreneurs. Ongoing Ugandan involvement in the
war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, corruption within the
government, and slippage in the government's determination to press
reforms raise doubts about the continuation of strong growth. In 2000,
Uganda qualified for enhanced Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC)
debt relief worth $1.3 billion and Paris Club debt relief worth $145
million. These amounts combined with the original HIPC debt relief
added up to about $2 billion. Growth for 2001 was held back because of
a continued decline in the price of coffee, Uganda's principal export.
Holidays Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 21* - Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Jan 26 - Liberation Day(NRM/NRA Victory Celebrations)
Mar 8 - International Women's Day
Mar 25~ - Good Friday
Mar 28~ - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
Jun 3 - Ugandan Martyrs' Day
Jun 9 - National Heroes' Day
Oct 9 - Independence Day
Nov 14-16* - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Boxing Day
Muslim festivals(*) are timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.
Besides, the Festivals' date(~) are subject to change in every new
Country Code: 256
CIA - The World Factbook - Republic of Uganda
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Uganda by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Uganda's general outlook on the issues of its
social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
Uganda Enter Business.com
is available to find resources about investment information, taxation,
economic indicators, import & export, regulatory issues,
infrastructure, sectoral overviews and so forth in Uganda.
Lex Africa: Business Guide: Uganda
African Law Firm Network examines Uganda in order to get comprehensive
business outlook for the potential investors seeking business
opportunities in Uganda.
Uganda News Sites & Newspapers
There are listed Uganda's news sites & newspapers.
Doing Business in Uganda
Bank represents a snapshot of the business climate in Uganda by
identifying specific regulations and policies that encourage or
discourage investment, productivity, and growth related to Uganda.
serves as business oriented directory providing an ultimate African
Business Source for the potential investors seeking new business
opportunities in Uganda including the list of industries for Uganda.
Business Directory - Uganda
offers business resources and services by creating cross-referenced
categories in business opportunities for Uganda as business to
business, classifieds, cooperatives, directories, organizations &
Business in Uganda
website provides an extensive information gateway for Uganda in terms
of doing business with Uganda, legal guides to establishing business in
Uganda and so forth.
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Uganda
Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as
Consular Information Sheet about Uganda in terms of analyzing its
social, political, cultural & economic environments.
World Trade Organization(WTO) : Uganda
Trade Organization(WTO) supplies the trade policy reviews of Uganda in
order to display & evaluate the recent economic and business
developments realized after introducing the economic improvement
packages by WTO.
Selection of Websites - For Uganda
Services creates a list of useful institutions, organizations, agencies
and so forth related to export & business in Uganda by providing
contact information of the institutions, as well.
Uganda Export Promotion Board
mission of Uganda Export Promotion Board is to facilitate the
development, diversification, promotion and co-ordination of all export
related activities in Uganda.
Embassy Listings For Uganda
There are listed the embassies of Uganda including the embassies' contact information.