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Museveni to deliver keynote address at UNCTAD conference

By Benon Ojiambo

Added 12th July 2016 01:32 PM

The conference that shall be held between the 17th and 22nd of this month, shall lay emphasis on matters of trade in the region and help Uganda identify opportunities that it can tap into.

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The minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde addresses journalists during a press conference at Uganda Media Centre, Kampala on 12/7/2016. PHOTO BY JULIET KASIRYE

The conference that shall be held between the 17th and 22nd of this month, shall lay emphasis on matters of trade in the region and help Uganda identify opportunities that it can tap into.

President Yoweri Museveni has been invited to give a keynote speech at the upcoming 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) due to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, has said.

The conference that shall be held between the 17th and 22nd of this month, shall lay emphasis on matters of trade in the region and help Uganda identify opportunities that it can tap into.

 

While addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center earlier today, Kyambadde said: “We hope that the outcomes of the conference shall be of great help to trade in the region”. The conference shall be held under the theme: “From decision to action”.

She said that it was through past conferences that Uganda acquired the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) software used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to monitor goods from Mombasa port to Uganda and it has helped to improve on the time taken to transport goods.

UNACTD was established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body with the aim of aiding developing countries in their efforts to integrate into the world economy on an equitable basis.

 

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