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Inaugural export week kicks off

By Benon Ojiambo

Added 6th December 2016 12:14 PM

The aim to inform Ugandans of how to increase the country’s exports.

The Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) has kicked off Uganda’s first ever export week through which it aims at sensitising Ugandans on how to increase the country’s exports.

Commemoration of the week kicked off with a match led by Frederick Ngobi, state minister for cooperatives, from UEPB offices in Nakasero to Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) show grounds in Lugogo, Kampala.

During the week, UEPB has organised four export business clinics covering manufacturing and value added exports, fruits and vegetables, fish and fish products, dairy and beef products, and the grains.

The key objective of the export clinics is to provide the participants with relevant information about exports.

At each of the business clinics, the participants will be able to engage the players and experts in these value chains in order to learn more about export-led production and export markets.

Some of the speakers at the clinics will include experts in agriculture, standards and quality management, post-harvest handling, packaging, and cargo handling and management.

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