Morgan Stanley

Doing Business in Uganda

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About Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa. It borders Kenya in the East, Democratic Republic of Congo in the West, the United Republic of Tanzania in the South, Rwanda in the South West and Republic of South Sudan in the North.

Despite the limitation of being landlocked, Uganda has numerous opportunities created by its being land linked; as shown above, it has five countries bordering it. Its biggest opportunity is the ease of trade with all the five neighbouring countries.

Uganda has a population estimate of 34 million people which translates into a high market for manufacturing services, construction, leisure provision, infrastructure development, agriculture and potential for all sectors. It is blessed with ideal climate, green vegetation and indeed stands true by its motto “gifted by nature”. Uganda is said to have been called the “Pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchhill, the former British Prime Minister visited Uganda. Although certain literature and research suggests that it was first named the Pearl of Africa by Henry Stanley. See the interesting research presented by Jonathan Musere at http://mozambi5.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/winston-churchill-and-henry-stanley-who-named-uganda-the-pearl-of-africa/