Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Uganda: VP Ssekandi Woos Nordic Investors

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has urged Ugandans working in the Nordic countries to invest in Uganda, describing the investment climate as "very rife".

Ssekandi made the remarks while giving a key note address during the first ever Ugandan Diaspora convention in the Nordic countries held on the DFDS Cruise at the Oslo habour on Saturday. The convention attracted over 100 Ugandans living and working in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.

He hailed the Ugandans for their contribution towards the development of the country and assured them that government and the people of Uganda highly acknowledge their great input.

"I challenged the convention to mobilize Ugandans and friends of Uganda in northern Europe to embrace the business opportunities that exist in Uganda and begin contributing to the developing of the country," he said.

According to statistics, Ugandans in the Diaspora contributed over $ 800 million to Uganda last year.

Ssekandi who also delivered President Museveni's contribution of 10,000 US dollars towards the convention said the government will always recognize Ugandans living and working in the Nordic as its own people and encouraged them to apply for dual citizenship to ease their movements as they go about with their businesses.

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