By David Muwanga
About 11 companies have so far registered to participate in the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade exhibition that is scheduled for January 13-17 in Mauritius.
â€œThe response is so far good, more are still coming, it is still early to know how many will participate but the number will increase,â€ Uganda Investment Authority executive director Dr. Maggie Kigozi has said.
She said that the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) will exhibit on behalf of government.
â€œThis is therefore to inform all exhibitors that there will be one booth, so all those who want to exhibit should register with the Uganda Export Promotion Board,â€ she told New Vision.
Kigozi said that as a contribution towards the exhibition, government was paying US$5000 for the booth for all Ugandan companies that will exhibit during the private sector session of the second annual Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
The investment chief further said Ugandaâ€™s stand will among others exhibit textile and apparel products, coffee, crafts, honey and leather products.