East African Business Council - Uganda Chapter elects new leadership
22nd February, 2022, Kampala, Uganda. Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), which is the National Focal Point of the EABC in Uganda, this morning facilitated the EABC Uganda Chapter Board elections. Members represented at the Chapter elections included, Steel and Tube, Uganda Breweries, Roofings Group, Coca Cola Beverages Africa, African Queen, Mukwano Industries, The New Forests Company, Uganda Law Society, and USSIA.
Simon Kaheru, the Uganda Chapter Board Chair, was re-elected at the Chapter elections in Kampala today. Also elected to the Uganda Chapter Board are, Pheona Nabaasa Wall, President of the Uganda Law Society; Stuart Jason Mwesigwa, Head of Corporate Affairs at Roofings Group; and Businge Rwabwoogo, General Manager of Mukwano Group of Companies.
Kaheru, pledged that the EABC would work more closely with all businesses, trade and economic organizations in Uganda to synchronize and harmonize positions to ensure that all interests of all parties are well represented.
Former EABC Uganda Chapter Chair, Jim Mwine Kabeho, challenged EABC Members to focus keenly on the Africa Free Continental Trade Area in all their engagements, to take advantage of the vast opportunities it offers.
"There are already countries and regional bodies that have moved quickly to understand, popularise and mobilise for the opportunities that the AFCTA presents. If we do not get our act together quickly across East Africa and put a stop to the non-tariff barriers and border closures that we keep seeing in East Africa, by the time we think of going out to the rest of Africa it will be too late. We must wake up now!" Kabeho warned.
The EABC will hold a pre-Heads of State Summit symposium in March, 2022 to outline issues gathered from across the EAC states.