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PSFU rallies government on export promotion

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PSFU rallies government on export promotion

The CEO of PSFU Mr Stephen Asiimwe chaired the 54th National Oversight Committee meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

In his opening remarks. Mr. Asiimwe, emphasized the urgency for the government to enhance its export promotion strategy. He stressed the importance of adding value to Uganda’s exports to address the country's trade deficit with the global community.

In addition, Mr. Asiimwe underscored the significance of implementing the key productive sectors outlined in the FY2024/25 National budget to bolster the economy in the upcoming year. This strategy is largely dependent on the growth of exports, an increase in regional trade within the EAC and COMESA, intra-trade, and leveraging both existing and new trading partners across the globe.

Dignitaries present at the meeting included representatives from the Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry Cooperatives, and Trademark Africa, UWEAL, USAID, DANIDA, among others.

 

PSFU CEO Mr. Stephen Asiimwe (in the middle) posing for a group photo with the members of the National Oversights Committee at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala 

PSFU, USAID train members in Public Policy & Advocacy

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Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), with support from USAID and ALP Advocates, has conducted a comprehensive week-long training program on public policy advocacy and lobbying with member business associations at the 4-Points By Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.

The private sector-tailored-training focused on fortifying the nation's business environment and augmenting the policy-influencing capabilities of private sector apex bodies.

While delivering her remarks, the PSFU Vice Chairperson Ms. Sarah Kagingo said that the Private Sector Apex bodies such as Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, KACITA, among others were introduced to fundamental principles of public policy, political economy, and tools for influencing and enhancing the advocacy capacity of members to promote a business-conducive environment by leveraging evidence-based advocacy and formulating actionable plans

PSFU Chief Membership Officer Mr. Francis Kisirinya appreciated the support from partners such as USAID under the Feed the Future Initiative and ALP Advocates for championing capacity development in the field of public policy and advocacy in the private sector.