Mbarara – Gen Salim Saleh has on Tuesday 22 February 2022 officially opened Ankole Business Symposium in Mbarara City.
The symposium organised by Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL) in partnership with Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in Mbarara City is themed “The contribution of Financial Innovation to the resilience of the economy for sustained growth”.
The two-day event taking place at Kakyeka stadium started Monday February 21st and will run till Wednesday February 23rd 2022.
It seeks to identify business opportunities in the region, host business to business (B2B) engagements and convene leading local and national leaders on the question of financing for recovery and growth.
Participants are drawn from business, academic, political and civil society leadership from the 13 districts making up Ankole Sub region are to share success experiences, identify business opportunities, share entrepreneurial linkages that can build a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The event has been graced by speakers including; Trade Permanent Secretary Ms Geraldine Sali, UDB’s managing director Ms Patricia Ojangole, Mbarara North MP Dr Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, among others.
The organizers say, at the end of the symposium, viable actions should emerge on how to put Ankole on a sustainable path to a vibrant economy that is a crucial part of the regional and national economy.
The symposium, part of an on-going series in conjunction with Operation wealth creation and other partners, is intended to bring together a cohort of coordinated thinking that can learn about the business opportunities of the times.
The Ankole symposium is one of the four planned investment symposiums in four sub regions through which the government aims to bring together investors from different regions to showcase, discuss and explore the investment environment in Uganda, emerging markets, opportunities, and challenges that investors face.