Public Service minister Muruli Mukasa, Francis Mwebesa and State Minister of Energy and Mineral Devt Peter Lokeris honor manufacturers. (Credit: Isaac Nuwagaba)
Isaac Nuwagaba
Journalist @New Vision

BUSINESS | COMPANIES | AWARDS

KAMPALA - 58 public and private companies have been recognised for their outstanding contribution towards building a national economy that is consistent with a firm foundation of realizing Vision 2040.

At the ceremony that was attended by government officials, ministerial representatives, private sector companies, non-governmental organisations and the business fraternity in Uganda, different companies were awarded in different categories.

“We recognize the best trade supporting organization, best renewable energy supporting company, best manufacturing company, best refugees’ international organization, best skins and hides exporting company among other fields of education, science and technology, health, agriculture, manufacturing, diary production, transport, banking, oil and gas and humanitarian sectors in Uganda,” Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, said while handing over the awards at Serena Hotel Conference Centre in Kampala on Thursday (November 24).

State Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon Peter Lokeris and the National Planing Authority Chairperson Prof. Pamela Mbabazi hand over certificate to service providers at the function. (All Photos by Isaac Nuwagaba)

State Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Hon Peter Lokeris and the National Planing Authority Chairperson Prof. Pamela Mbabazi hand over certificate to service providers at the function. (All Photos by Isaac Nuwagaba)

“I am recognizing the outstanding figures who have immensely contributed to the stabilization of our economy which has suffered at the hands of external factors of international wars, outbreak of global pandemics like COVID 19 and Ebola, among other bottlenecks in our African societies,” Muruli added.

The Chairperson National Planning Authority, Prof. Pamela Kasabiiti Mbabazi, asked Ugandans to engage in Science and Technology advancements to expand research and production of goods and services to aid Uganda move faster towards achieving the 2040 vision.

“The world has changed and we need to move so fast and start considering local production based on new innovations and research,” Mbabazi added.

Among the recognized included Uganda National Civil Aviation Authority, Uganda Petroleum Authority, National Drug Authority, Kinyara Sugar Works Limited, Bar Aviation Uganda, Rainbow International School, Mengo Hospital, Pearl Diaries, Rene Industries Limited, Arab Contractors Uganda Limited, Bidco Uganda Limited, Trade Mark East Africa, Hoopoe Trading Limited, Forum for African Women Educationalists, Dan Church Aid Uganda and Bukona Agro Processors Limited among others.

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