All odds show that the newly elected President of the Republic of Kenya, William Ruto will be coming to Uganda to grace the the launch of the 28th Uganda International Trade Fair that will run for 8 days from 3rd to 10th October 2022.
Officials here have announced that H.E Ruto will attend this years fair that happens annually at the Uganda Manufacturers’ Association (UMA) show grounds in Lugogo, Kampala.
Daniel Birungi the Executive Director of Uganda Manufacturers Association (U.M.A)during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with platinum.
It should be remembered that the Annual International Trade Fair has not happened for the past two years due to effects of Covid-19, it now bounces back since the country has no great fears of the pandemic.
“This time around, the expenditure incorporates hosting presidents and heads of State of different countries who are going to visit the trade fair. At the opening ceremony, we anticipate having His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Dr William Ruto, to open the event and the closing ceremony will be presided by President Museveni alongside other heads of State,”. Birungi.
As well it should be recorded that Exports from Uganda such as milk have been barred from accessing Kenyan market since 2019 with concern of quality according to the authority there.
Could H.E Ruto’s visit address this?
The public will be required to pay Shs10, 000 each to attend the trade fair that will run under the theme: “Harnessing economic recovery through local sourcing and deepening value chain integration.”
UMA says reports that about 90 percent of the stalls prepared for a total of 1,000 local and international exhibitors have been booked.
Of these, 120 are international exhibitors from 20 countries.