The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda removed visa fee

Submitted by on Wed, 12/20/2023 - 14:39

To facilitate free movement of goods and people within the borders of the two neighbouring countries, DRC removed visa fees for Ugandan intending to visit the country. Previously, the fee ranged from US$50 to US$100 depending on the length of stay when traveling to DRC. The removal of the fees will promote trade and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. However, the guarantee of free movement is subject to restrictions imposed by the countries for reasons of public policy, public security or public health.

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:22

The Memorandum of Understanding signed in September, 2023 was geared towards enforcing cooperation between the two countries as well as including on digital transformation programs at the Uganda Revenue Authority Headquarters. The MoU is expected to help in the reduction of cargo diversion of goods that are destined for S. Sudan to Democratic Republic of Congo.

The East African Community (EAC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 17th April 2023 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Submitted by on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 18:55

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania between the EAC Secretary General and the UNHCR Regional Director for the East, Horn, and Great Lakes Regions, and targeted renewing and strengthening cooperation in addressing issues on refugee and asylum seekers in need of international protection, across the region.

There will be prioritization in addressing the mixed movements of refugees and migrants in the region, binding international and national refugee law, and protecting persons with special needs as a result of this collaboration.

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) signs an MoU with Uganda Gold refiners, Exporters, and Dealers Association

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 21:15

In January 2023, URA signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uganda Gold refiners, Exporters, and Dealers Association.[1] The MoU is aimed at  streamlining the regulation of gold trade in the country and enhancing coordination in information sharing to increase tax compliance. This MoU is one of the channels Government seeks to increase the Revenue to GDP ratio from 15.6 % to 18 % by 2025.

Government of Uganda signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Monenco Iran Consulting Engineers

Submitted by on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 21:13

Through the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology and National Guidance, GoU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monenco Iran Consulting Engineers for provision of technical support in telecommunications and data governance in Uganda. This MoU is intended to foster e-governance across the public sector and enhance the automation of institutional management functions.


Submitted by on Wed, 04/19/2023 - 11:56

The Presidents of Uganda and Algeria oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Sonatrach (Algeria’s national oil company) and the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) on March 12th, 2023. The MOU aims to jointly assess cooperation opportunities across the entire oil and gas value chain (exploration, production, marketing, processing and other downstream activities).

National Council of Sports signs landmark MOU with Uganda Investment Authority

Submitted by on Sun, 02/26/2023 - 20:34

On 8th February 2023, Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) in partnership with National Council of Sports signed a memorandum of understanding to drive investments in the sports sector including building of modern sports stadiums. National Council of Sports is expected to submit bankable proposals for sports projects in the country and UIA will promote and market these projects across the globe as part of the investment opportunities in Uganda.


Submitted by on Sun, 02/12/2023 - 12:56

Recognising the synergy that comes from a partnership approach, national policy documents over the past decade have also begun to highlight the potential for institutional partnerships as an entry point to strengthen services. These partnerships can act as a valuable tool for tourism improvement strategies and bring real benefit to the front line of service delivery.

The document emphasises Uganda’s readiness for partnership and provides a sector overview of Uganda’s tourism industry, performance, structure, strategies and Uganda’s potential to be a renown tourism destination.

Uganda Development Bank (UDB) and European Union (EU) Announced Second Tourism Facility

Submitted by on Wed, 01/04/2023 - 03:25

In partnership with the European Union, the National Development Finance Institution, the Uganda Development Bank launched the second tourism facility worth over Ushs 62 billion as a recovery plan for tourism operators from COVID-19 devastating effects.

The total facility is made up of Ushs 40 billion ring-fenced funds from UDB and complemented by a grant of Ushs 21.8 billion from the European Union. A lenient criterion was adapted like incorporating the list of eligible expenditures the companies initiated to make tourism establishments more environmentally friendly.