Kampala — As Uganda celebrates 50 years of independence in October, the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) has organized a special trade fair paying special tribute to the different eras the country has undergone.
According to the organizers of the 20th Uganda International trade fair that begins on October 4 - 10, 2012, to commemorate the 50 years, UMA plans to have extra activities as well as two dedicated Uganda branded tents to showcase the evolution of the nation.
Mr. Kaddu Kiberu, the Chairman UMA told the media in Kampala recently that UMA will also help to promote upcoming entrepreneurs at the trade fair by giving then free space to exhibit their products.
"We are encouraging enterprising Ugandans through PSFU (Private Sector Foundation of Uganda) to exhibit their products during this extraordinary trade fair. We also want to encourage many show goers to buy Ugandan products during the fair," Kiberu said.
He also added that 325 foreign exhibitors from Taiwan, Indonesia, Iran, China, Japan and a host of other nations had confirmed participation in this year's trade fair.
Information from UMA shows that about Ush400m has so far been injected into organizing this show and that over 200,000 show goers are expected to attend the fair.