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New Qatar markets to unlock Uganda’s growth, says Amb. Walusimbi

Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Ambassador Hajji Abbey Walusimbi (L) with officials after the dialogue in Doha, Qatar.

Doha, (Qatar): The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Ambassador Hajji Abbey Walusimbi has revealed that new agricultural markets in Qatar are a major opportunity to help Uganda diversify her exports, accelerate growth, and attract foreign direct investment.

According to Mr Walusimbi, such new markets, coupled with the establishment of an Embassy and Diaspora desks in almost all ministries, departments & agencies hold the key to unlocking Uganda’s potential growth.

The Presidential Advisor made the remarks while addressing a group of potential investors, and Ugandans living & working in Qatar, who converged at the Uganda Embassy in Doha.

The Ambassador encouraged the youths to remain positive and continue focusing on work, assuring that the government will resolve the isolated cases.  

Meanwhile, the Deputy Head of Embassy, Ambassador Muhammed Baswari Kezaala, commended Ugandans in Qatar, for being well-organized, united, and urged them to continue utilizing services at the Embassy.

Ambassador Abbey Walusimbi (R) delivering remarks during the meeting with Ugandans & potential investors at the Uganda Embassy in Doha, Qatar.

On his part, the Chairperson of NRM Entrepreneurs’ League in Sheema District, Mr Biziira Boaz Webare rallied potential investors and business people to take advantage of Uganda’s profitability, by establishing and locating production ventures in Uganda.

The Ugandans in Qatar appreciated the President for establishing the Embassy and Diaspora desks, which have brought better services closer to them.

Even with the pending signing of the Bilateral Labour Agreement between Uganda & Qatar, in a couple of months, Ugandans in Qatar have already benefited, with a performing arts group called ‘Twegatte Dance Troupe’, led by, Head of Cultural Affairs & NRM Chapter, Mr. Benson Akampumuza, ranked among the best performers at the recent FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. 

Notably, the great efforts of the Chairperson of UGACOQ, Mr. Aliguma Saul Rayan, have been instrumental in mobilizing and uniting members.

Going forward, a delegation of potential investors is next month expected in Uganda with a major goal of exploiting the vast investment opportunities in the Pearl of Africa.

The meeting was also attended by the Head of Consular Services, Mr Samuel Wandera, Financial Attaché, Hajjat Janet Kirya Gimbo, Public Relations Officer, Mr Muhand Omer, Head of Legal Services, Mr. Reagan Ahabwe, among others.

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