Uganda Manufacturers Association

Promoting and protecting the interests of industrialists and manufacturers in Uganda

The Uganda Manufacture Association

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

NOTICE TO ALL UMA MEMBERS Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in UMA Multipurpose Hall at UMA Showgrounds Kampala on Thursday 8th day of December 2022 at 10:00am. Ordinary Business: To...

The 28th Uganda International Trade Fair

It’s a beehive at the UMA show Grounds with preparations being made to kickstart the 28th Uganda International Trade Fair on 3rd October 2022 to 10th October 2022. The eight-day event follows a two-year hiatus occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and its...

URA EFRIS Implementation date

The commissioner General, URA has acceded to UMA’s request for the effective date of implementation of the Kakasa EFRIS solution to be extended from 1st October 2020 to 1st January, 2021. This decision was arrived at during an engagement with members of the Uganda...

Uma Protests Government’s Inability to Resolve the Unfair Trade Practices by Kenya

At a glance, Uganda’s trade with Kenya is down to a trickle. Uganda has over the years been a supermarket for Kenyan made products, since the colonial days. Kenya has always benefited from both access to cheap Ugandan raw materials and fresh produce for their agro –...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in UMA Multipurpose Hall at UMA Showgrounds Kampala on Thursday 8th day of December 2022 at 10:00am.

Our Background

Uganda Manufacturers Association was originally established in the 1960’s at a time when Uganda had a young but vibrant industrial sector. However, the association went into abeyance in the years that followed largely due to the prevailing security situation in the country. It was later revived in April 1988 by a group of new industrialists led by the Late Dr. James Mulwana. Starting with only 26 members, the Association has since grown to 1,500 members and today boasts the accolade of being a premium association nationally and regionally, enjoying global recognition and respect, and being a self-sustaining business association. Uganda Manufacturers Association is the largest Business membership Organization representing the manufacturing sector in Uganda.

Our Vision

To be the premier Business Member Organization in East and Central Africa.

Our Mission

To serve our members and the general public by providing products, programs and services that sustainably improve economic prosperity.

Strategic Goals

  1. Enhance UMA’s Relevance to Members and other
  2. Influence Policy and Manufacturing related Advocacy.
  3. Operational Excellence.

Sector Statatics

  • GDP Contribution 27.6% 27.6%
  • Power Consumption 66% 66%

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UMA Services To Members

Policy advocacy

The primary mission of UMA is effective representation of the interests of manufacturers to Government and to advocate for better policies.

Business Networking

Through networking Events, UMA enables members to exchange experiences, ideas and to develop new business linkages.

Trade fairs and Expos

Through sector specific and general trade fairs and expos UMA offers members an opportunity to market their products.

Digital, Print & Media

UMA updates its members on pertinent issues through the monthly newsletter and annual manufacturers’ directory, and Trade fair catalogues.

Training and Skilling

Manufacturing being a fast-changing Sector, UMA organizes a range of trainings for members to improve their competitiveness.

Projects

UMA implements a number of projects aimed at identifying graduate interns and placing them in different UMA member companies.