Business in Uganda
For the past 20 decades or so, Uganda has enjoyed increasing levels of stability and economic reform. This has allowed the economy to prosper with a steady growth of over 5% each year.
Due to its rich soil and abundant rainfall, Uganda offers the ideal environment for agriculture, which represents most of the country’s exports and domestic commerce. Coffee in particular is the main export, and is responsible for bringing in over 350 million dollars every year. In addition to this, 2005 saw the launch of the ‘East African Community Customs Union’ signed by Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya, and later joined by Burundi and Rwanda.
Oil reserves recently discovered in the west promise a new source of revenue for Uganda, with the potential to boost the economy by an estimated 2 billion dollars each year.
Flights from South Africa to Kampala, Uganda
Business travellers to Uganda will arrive in the small town of Entebbe located 35km southwest of Kampala. This well-serviced airport features bars, restaurants and duty-free shopping, as well as a convenient business communication centre and tourist information desk. 24-hour banks and a Bureaux de Change are also available, along with free WiFi.
Business travellers can take the short 10-minute drive into Entebbe via small commuter buses. Those who would like to go directly to Kampala can commission a taxi, minibus or hotel shuttle for the 1-hour drive. Airport taxis provide a direct, fixed-rate service to Kampala. Local car rental companies are also available directly from the airport.
Accommodation in Kampala, Uganda
Kampala is both Uganda’s largest city and its capital. Located close to the shores of Lake Victoria, the city enjoys a somewhat less crowded and hectic feel than its contemporaries Nairobi and Lagos. Having said that, Uganda is still a very lively city, and acts as the central hub for political and commercial activity. There are many hotel options for business travellers to Uganda. From high-end luxury resorts and popular international chains to guesthouses and single hotel rooms, every budget and requirement is catered to.
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