WELCOMING OVER 400 ATTENDEES FROM ACROSS 125 NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES, UIOGS IS ESTABLISHED AS THE OFFICIAL PLATFORM FOR BUSINESS FOR UGANDA’S HUGELY EXCITING OIL AND GAS INDUSTRIES MAKING IT THE MUST-ATTEND MEETING FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN EAST AFRICA.

Uganda is certainly experiencing a transformative time, with a stabilised government, numerous tax and financial breaks for investors, the refinery underway, pipeline development and pound for pound one of the most cost-effective options for oil extraction available, the Albertine Graben offers a real opportunity

Previous additions of UIOGS have been hosted by President Yoweri K Museveni and are held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda with the support of the Uganda National Oil Company and Petroleum Authority Uganda.

For its sixth edition, UIOGS will be brought to you exclusively online, making the conference even more accessible to hundreds of companies from all over the world.

There will be huge benefits to the Uganda programme by going virtual; most of all giving unprecedented access to the opportunities that Uganda has to offer to a much wider audience. A special platform has been developed to host UIOGS which will allow for all delegates to be able to benefit from the insightful content and debate from industry leaders; in addition delegates will benefit from hours of potential networking and one-to-one meetings during UIOGS. Read more

Government has released the program to be followed on Wednesday at a function where President Museveni will be inaugurated for a sixth term.

Museveni will on May,12 be sworn in for a sixth term after being declared winner of the January 14 polls.

In the program released by the Ministry for Presidency, the function will begin as early as 8 am and end at 2:30 pm on Wednesday. 

“The swearing-in procedure will see the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission invited by the director of ceremonies proceed to the swearing-in podium and then invite the president-elect to proceed to the swearing-in podium where he will be presented to the nation,” the program reads in part.

“The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission will then invite His Lordship the Chief Justice to proceed to the swearing-in Podium to administer the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of President to the president-elect. His Lordship the Chief Justice, the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet, and the Chief Registrar will proceed to the swearing-in podium and the Chief Registrar will present the Bible and Oath of Allegiance to the president.”  Read more

A total of 21 heads of state and government have confirmed attendance of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony next week, the Minister for Presidency, Esther Mbayo has said.

Addressing journalists on Tuesday at the Uganda Media Centre, Mbayo didn’t divulge details of the president but said more confirmations are expected.

“His Excellency the President has extended invitations to 42 heads of state both from Africa and the rest of the world, and so far 21 have confirmed attendance,” Mbayo said.

Museveni will consequently be sworn in for his sixth term on May 12. Read more

 

 
 

 

Kampala businessman, Habib Kagimu has been appointed the first-ever honorary consul of the Kingdom of Malaysia to Uganda, the Nile Post has learnt.

On Tuesday, Kagimu presented his credentials to the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem.

Speaking at the function, Kagimu said it was an honor to have been appointed to represent Malaysia’s interests in Uganda, adding he will boost the relationship between the two countries in areas of trade, investment, tourism, health, and education.

“I would work to promote investments from Malaysia into Ugandan but also encourage Ugandan businessmen trade in Malaysia,” Kagimu said.

“They love coffee and tea very much and so Uganda has got a good opportunity to export both of the products to Malaysia.”

He said in terms of health, the Asian country is developed and their facilities cost less than anywhere else.

“Malaysia being a major exporter of palm oil, prime location to further education at tertiary level and a growing destination for medial and traditional tourism that Ugandans can tap into,” the new honorary consul to Uganda said.

The State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem said this is a rare chance to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

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