TotalEnergies Marketing Uganda Limited contributed UGX 150 million to the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) to support the upcoming 28th Uganda International Trade Fair scheduled for October 3 to 10.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) on Thursday, September 15, 2022, received UGX 150 million from TotalEnergies Marketing Uganda Limited for the 28th Uganda International Trade Fair, which will be held from October 3 to 10.
- As part of its support for the upcoming 28th Uganda International Trade Fair due on October 3-10, TotalEnergies Marketing Uganda Limited on Thursday, September 15, 2022, provided UGX 150 million to the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA).
- TotalEnergies’ Chief Finance Officer, Omotesele Josephine Akinpelu, stated that the financial support will increase the opportunity for SMEs to showcase their products and services at a time when the country is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrating 60 years of independence in October 2022.
- Taking place at UMA Show Grounds from Monday 3rd to Monday 10th October 2022, the Trade Fair aims to assist companies in recovering from the recession by harnessing local sourcing and deepening value chain integration.
Following the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, the 2022 UMA trade fair will be the first fair in two years.
The Chief Finance Officer of TotalEnergies, Omotesele Josephine Akinpelu, said that the financial support would enhance the opportunity for SMEs to display their products and services as the country recovers from the disruption caused by COVID-19 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in October 2022.
“We are also excited about the opportunity to celebrate 60 years of independence and commit to providing sustainable and convenient energy solutions to everyone for more than 60 years to come,” Omotesele said.]
“The MOU we have signed is evidence of our commitment is to sustainably energize the future of businesses in Uganda, and this includes creating an enabling environment for businesses and our customers,” Officer, Omotesele Josephine Akinpelu added.
At the UMA Showgrounds, the Trade Fair will be held from Monday 3rd to Monday 10th October 2022 under the theme, “Business recovery by harnessing local sourcing and deepening value chains integration”.
In the last 27 years, the Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF), also known as the UMA Trade Fair, has grown tremendously, attracting manufacturers, traders, and distributors from nearly every sector of the economy. The fair attracts nearly 300,000 visitors on average every year.
There are expected to be more than nine hundred exhibitors at the exhibition, compared to eight hundred fifty exhibitors at the previous one, according to Dan Birungi, the executive director of the Uganda Manufacturers Association.
Due to Uganda’s agribusiness stance, Daniel Birungi explains that they have organized special sessions to provide knowledge on cheap and efficient farming methods to local farmers.
The theme of this year’s UMA Trade Fair is intended to shine a spotlight on the industrialists, who, despite being profoundly affected by the economic crisis, played an important role in the COVID-19 response and recovery.
As stated by Deo Kayemba, the Chairman of the Uganda Manufacturers Association, this year’s theme doubles as a call for the government and the general public to support local companies in order to go a long way toward making the economy recover.
The UMA Trade Fair 2022 video can be viewed below
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