The Government of Uganda ( GoU) is in the process of establishing a minimum of twenty two Industrial and Business Parks ( IBP’s) throughout the Country to mainly create jobs and add value to locally available raw materials. In creating jobs in these workplaces, new manufacturing and other skills will be acquired by the citizens as well as increasing trade in new products and improving on those already under production.
Company Registration in Uganda is done by The Uganda Registration Services Bureau, an autonomous statutory body established by Chapter 210 Laws of Uganda in 1998. under Section 4(2) of URSB Act the Bureau is mandated to Carry out all registrations required under the relevant laws.
Procedures for Registering Local Companies in Uganda 1. Make an application for reservation of a Name
Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya in the east, Sudan in the north, Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west, Rwanda in the southwest and Tanzania in the south.
Uganda’s total land area is 241,559 sq km. About 37,000 sq km of this area is occupied by open water while the rest is land. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which it shares with Kenya and Tanzania.
Any person intending to enter into Uganda should do so only for lawful purposes and in accordance with national immigration laws, guidelines and formalities. Foreign nationals intending to enter Uganda for purposes of employment should comply with requirements for expatriate employment in Uganda.
All visa prone nationalities must obtain Uganda visas to facilitate their entry into the country. Uganda visas may be obtained at Uganda missions abroad or on arrival at the country’s ports of entry.
Uganda’s total surface area covered by water is 18%. The major lakes include Victoria, Albert, and George/Edward. There are also over 160 minor lakes and many rivers, floodplains, swamps and man made fishing ponds all of which are critical fish breeding and nursery grounds. Fisheries resources are among the most significant natural endowments in Uganda not only because of their magnitude and diversity, but also because they represent a major source of protein in the diet of most Ugandan, in addition to employment and income for over 1 million people.