On the 4th of March 2022, Private Sector Foundation Uganda Through its Project Enhancing Lead Firm Structure for youth employment held a “Women’s Katale” in Luwero Kasana Sports ground in commemoration of International Women’s Day. The Women’s Katale was composed of an exhibition and marketplace presenting private sector-driven business opportunities for Women and Girls as well as offering a space for young women in business an opportunity to grow, connect, share opportunities, information and seek ways to empower young women to access the right knowledge to become agents of change and development. Women from all over Uganda were able to showcase their businesses, share knowledge and learn from each other.
The day included dialogue where views on the topic: Private Sector-Driven Business Opportunities for Young Women, was shared. Panelists by the dialogue included Ms. Geraldine Ssali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives (MTIC), Dr. Gudula Basaza, Executive Director, Gudie Leisure Farm (GLF), Ms. Barbara Kasekende, Head of Advisory, Uganda Development Bank, Hon. Brenda Nabukenya, Woman Member of Parliament, Luwero, Ms. Annet S. Nakigudde, Head of Micro Finance, Equity Bank, Ms. Grace Nanyonga, Founder, Granner Fish, Ms. Bernadette Ojao, Founder, Pads for Her and Ms. Nakigudde Beatrice, Beneficiary, Young Africa Works, Agricycle.
In attendance is Honorable Victoria Sekitoleko The former minister for agriculture and Vice Chairperson of Private Sector Foundation Uganda board as the guest of honor who stated that “Having celebrated the first women’s here in Uganda in 1986 it is really emotional for me, to see how the celebrations have grown. In addition to this, Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko stated that Private Sector Uganda has no political or religious affiliation and that It is for each and everyone who is conducting business out of government.