The Private Sector Foundation Uganda held its 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 21st November 2019 at UMA Conference Hall, Lugogo and it is pleased to announce the newly elected Board of Directors where Dr. Elly Karuhanga will serve as Chairman, and Hon. Victoria Sekitoleko will be the Vice Chair for the next three years.

The new Board members bring a wealth of experience in the following areas: market analysis, business development, tech start-ups/scale-ups, government relations, policy development, agribusiness, technology savvy, ICT expertise, legal practice; entrepreneurial skills; communications and marketing, strategy and innovation, project management and venture capital.

“I am proud to fill the position of Board Chair and am excited to work collaboratively with the Membership to accomplish much in the coming year. I would like to thank Dr. Patrick Bitature, the outgoing board chair. Patrick together with the outgoing Board members have delivered tremendously to PSFU, and throughout his time as Chair has supported to usher in many partnerships to PSFU, all for the better. We pledge to work harder & this team is unstoppable.” Said, Dr. Elly Karuhanga

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Arusha, Tanzania 23rd November 2019: The East African Business Council will celebrate EAC@20 at the High-Level Business and Investment Summit on 28th -29th November 2019 at the Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. www.eabc-online.com/EABIS/

Over 500 CEOs, Industry Champions, investors from the region and beyond have confirmed to attend the Business Summit which will take stock of the achievements of the EAC regional integration process, challenges of doing business and come up with a future outlook for the region.  The theme for the high level business summit is EAC@20: Private Sector-Driven Regional Integration for increased intra-EAC trade and investments.

Key topics to be discussed during the the High-Level Business Summit include:

  • Trade and Investment Climate - Making East Africa a leading trade and investment destination 
  • Increasing intra-EAC trade
  • Enhancing Public Private Collaboration in the EAC region.
  • The role and participation of the EAC in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
  • Use of the Digital Economy to support Business
  • Strengthening and supporting Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Industrializations and regional value chains as a strategy to increase intra EAC trade.

There will be a dedicated session between CEOs and Ministers and top government officials from the EAC Partner States to discuss increasing intra-EAC trade and investments.

All the EAC Heads of State have been invited to grace the High-Level Business and Investment Summit. 

The High Level East African Business and Investment Summit is co-organized in close collaboration with the respective EAC Investment Promotion Agencies and EABC National Focal Points, namely the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industries Burundi (CFCIB), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), South Sudan Chambers of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (SSCCIA), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).

Safal Group, Coca Cola, TCC, Motisun Group, Tanzania Chambers of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA), BDI - Federation of German Industries, GIZ - German Development Cooperation, International Trade Centre (ITC), Msingi East Africa and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) are among supporting partners of this upcoming High-Level East African Business and Investment slated for 28th and29th November 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania. www.eabc-online.com/EABIS/

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For more information on this statement, please contact:

Hon.Peter Mathuki | Chief Executive Officer / Executive Director |East African Business Council (EABC)

Ninth Floor, Mafao House | Old Moshi Road | Arusha | Tanzania Box 2617 | Tel: +255 27 2520162 |  +255 27 2520163

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About East African Business Council (EABC)

The East African Business Council (EABC) is the regional apex body of Private Sector associations and Corporates from the 6 East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the Integration process of the East African Community. EABC was granted observer status in organs and activities of the East African Community (EAC) and therefore, participates in various sectoral meetings, meetings of the Coordination Committee, the EAC Council of Ministers, and the Summit of the EAC Heads of State; with a view to ensure that the agenda of the Private Sector is well articulated and received by the policymakers.


EABC Membership is open to all national and regional associations as well as Corporates with interest in the EAC integration process or operations in the region. At the national level, EABC activities are coordinated through the EABC National Focal Points. These are Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industries Burundi (CFCIB), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).

For more information, visit www.eabc.info