Republic of Uganda
Capital: Kampala HDI: 0.484 (164th)
Language: Swahili, English
GDP (PPP): $85.104 billion
Currency: Ugandan Shilling
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country
Uganda Economy 2016
Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Uganda has never conducted a national minerals survey. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force.
Uganda Economic Outlook – African Development Bank
Development in Uganda has continuously been skewed towards the Central and Western regions while the rest of the country lags behind.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
The Uganda Business Climate Index
A comprehensive 2014 study of the business climate in Uganda
2015 Investment Climate Statement – Uganda
Power supply remains one of the largest obstacles to investment, and Uganda’s electricity network urgently needs renovation and expansion. Access to electricity countrywide is a meager 15 percent. The Government formally broke ground on the 600-megawatt Karuma hydropower project in 2013, but the project continues to be dogged by delays, and is not expected to be commissioned until 2018.
Establishing a Presence
Types of Business Organisations
A description of 5 alternative business types in Uganda.
Starting a Business in Uganda
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Uganda.
Uganda Business Guide: Procedures and Guidelines
First of all, it will help you familiarize with the standard Uganda government procedures for starting a business.
Uganda widens Value Added Tax net
Uganda’s recent 2014/15 budget has brought in a range of goods into the Value Added Taxnet and extended the number of goods which are nil rated.
Uganda Corporate Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Uganda stands at 30 percent.
Uganda Corporate – Taxes
The income tax rate applicable to the chargeable income of companies is 30%, with a few exceptions noted on this site
Uganda Personal Income Tax Rate 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Uganda stands at 40 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Uganda averaged 33.33 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 40 percent in 2012 and a record low of 30 percent in 2005. Personal Income Tax Rate in Uganda is reported by the Uganda Revenue Authority.
Uganda – Taxes on personal income
This site includes a table for personal taxe liability
Uganda Sales Tax Rate | VAT | 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Uganda stands at 18 percent.
Uganda Visa | Passport Health Passports and Visas
Some basis visa questions answered on this page
Uganda – State
See “Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements on this site
106 tips on getting to and getting around Uganda from real travelers and locals.
Transport in Kampala, Uganda – Lonely Planet
A description of a variety of transportation options in Kampala
About Us | Uganda Telecom
Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) is Uganda’s national fixed line, mobile and Internet provider.
Uganda Telecom – Official Site
UTL has the only 3G network in Uganda and offers video telephony, high speed internet, video and audio streaming, live television and MMS.
Labor Market Regulation in Uganda
This site provides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Uganda.
Labour Laws in Uganda
A comprehensive directory of labor law issues in Uganda
Labour Laws in Uganda
A comprehensive directory of labor law issues in Uganda including FAQs on dismissal
The Weather and Climate in Uganda
Uganda has the gift of Holiday weather year around, The Weather and Climate in Uganda is near perfect.
Uganda travel advice – GOVUK
Latest travel advice from the UK governmentfor Uganda including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Education System in Uganda
Despite its best intentions, there a few really free state schools inUganda, and the quality of paid private schools varies tremendously too
Education in Uganda
The majority of literate Ugandans go through two basic levels of education i.e. primary and secondary schools and very few make progress to university and other tertiary institutions.
Public Holidays Uganda, Africa for the year 2016 and 2017
List of National and Public Holidays for Uganda, Africa for the year 2016 and 2017 from January till December.
Public Holidays in Uganda in 2016
Comprehensive list of National Public Holidays that are celebrated in Uganda during 2016 with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.
How to Master Business Etiquette in Uganda
if you’re planning an upcoming trip to Uganda, it’s imperative that you understand business etiquette rules.
Uganda – Climate – Country Studies
Uganda’s equatorial climate provides plentiful sunshine, moderated by the relatively high altitude of most areas of the country. Mean annual temperatures range from about 16° C in the southwestern highlands to 25° C in the northwest
Cost of Living in Uganda
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Uganda. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Uganda. 2016
Cost of living comparisons in more than 1,600 cities all over the world.
Find out how what to wear, how to act, and tip guidelines for dining. Compare Uganda to other countries.
CIA – The World Factbook: Uganda
See “People and Society” on this CIA site
Demographics of Uganda – Wikipedia
This site provides the demographic features of the population of Uganda, includingpopulation density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace and more
Customs: Regulations, Export-Import
Uganda Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
WTO | Uganda – Member information
This site provides key information on Uganda’s participation in the WTO. Uganda has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 23 October 1962.
Uganda Trade Agreements
A summary of key Uganda trade agreements
Housing and Rentals
Uganda Corporate Housing and Extended Stay Hotels
Find short-term furnished apartments and extended stay hotels with Biz-stay.com’s comprehensive directory
Hotels in Uganda® – Kampala hotels
Welcome to Uganda Hotels Reservation and booking Official website with hundreds of pages covering a complete directory of hotels in Uganda! We provide a wide selection of the best hotels and accommodation establishments in Uganda’s major towns as well as safari lodges in any part of the country.
Uganda – travel.state.gov
The U.S. government rates Uganda as high threat for terrorism. The potential for terrorist activity from extremist organizations such as al-Shabaab exists in Uganda
Uganda 2016: Best of Uganda Tourism
TripAdvisor has 40,783 reviews of Uganda Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Uganda resource.