Khadija Nakakande Ministry of Trade Public Relations Officer confirmed the development while meeting media practitioners ahead of the inaugural BUBU Expo that will take place at Kololo ground from March 7th to 9th in March.
Giving an overview of the planned event, Nakakande said the three days event under a Private, Public, Partnership aims at promoting local content, encouraging and building patriotism in the general public and enhancing networking and coordination around the buy Uganda build Uganda policy
“The expo will be an event for both government and private sector to show case their products manufactured locally and create awareness to the general public about BUBU implementation policy experiences.
Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde will provide over women conference that has been organized alongside the expo to show case and discuss how women can contribute in business as Uganda joins the rest of the world to mark International Women’s day on 8th March.
On the last day ministry of trade will hold a dinner to recognize institutions, government agencies and private sector that have played important role purchasing local manufactured products.
Over 300 exhibitors are expected to show cased their products and 14,000 general public participate the three days event.
The Rt.Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda the Prime minister of Uganda launched Buy Uganda Build Uganda BUBU implementation strategy and the Framework policy on 2nd of March.
The main objectives of the policy is to promote the consumption and use of local goods and services, increase the local content in government procurement and create awareness for consumers to buy locally produced goods and services.
BUBU is a landmark policy, whose successful implementation will contribute to job and income creation, increase the competitiveness of our products, and consequently reduce our country’s trade deficit.
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