Buganda Conference 2011 (Ttabamiruka)
Promotion of Investment in Buganda and Uganda-Opportunities and Challenges.
Venue:Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda
Date: 15-16th Dec. 2011.
The Kingdom of Buganda is pleased to host the 4th annual Buganda Conference on the theme of “Promoting Investment in Buganda and Uganda; Opportunities and Challenges”.This theme not only builds on last year theme on poverty but aims to move the Kingdom to the next stage namely – to create wealth to benefit the people and the Kingdom. The Conference will address the vast natural wealth across the Kingdom and examine the opportunities for local and international investment. For many years the Kingdom has focused on pressing political and governance issues. Its quest for federalism has been informed, in part, on the desire of the Kingdom to take charge of its resources and to freely determine its priorities for development.
That struggle continues. But alongside this struggle, it is increasingly necessary that we as a people look at the business and investment opportunities all around us to push Buganda’s agenda forward. It is hoped that this conference will help in mobilizing the people of Buganda to raise resources from within and without and to channel these in ventures like real estate development; education and health facilities as well as the development of cultural and other sites for tourism. In this regard we are pleased to note that prominent financial advisors, management consultants, bankers and successful businessmen and women have agreed to share their expertise and vision on the way forward.
In keeping with previous conference resolutions we shall dedicate the first day to Buganda’s youth who will grapple with the sub-theme of Promotion of investment & entrepreneurship skills among the youths in Buganda.
The conference has four specific objectives namely;
a) To take stock of the investment opportunities and challenges in the Kingdom of Buganda.
b) To examine ways in which the public in Buganda may be mobilized to work with the Kingdom to exploit investment opportunities in a manner that benefits both the Kingdom and the Public. In this regard to explore the possibility of the creation of a mutual fund and or collective investment schemes with the help of specialized investment advisers and or fund managers.
c) To offer a platform for dialogue and tocreate more awareness on funding opportunities and other support available for small and medium scale enterprises from the Central Government and the private Sector.
d) To discuss and develop a strategic approach to investments in the Kingdom borrowing a leaf from other Kingdoms in Africa and beyond.
We thank the Kabaka and Nnabagereka of Buganda for their tremendous support to the Buganda Conference. We also thank the sponsors, with whose solid support, Buganda Conference from strength to strength. When we began in 2008 we had 600 participants. Last year we had 1300! This number is bount to grow this year. We are thus very grateful for the support of the participants who dedicate time and money to attend the annual meeting.
Enjoy the Conference and lets let a hundred flowers bloosm…
Apollo N Makubuya
Chairman Conference Organising Committee.