The permanent home of Uganda Investment Authority’s One-Stop Centre for Investors has now opened its doors at its permanent home in the Uganda Business Facilitation Centre (UBFC).
The Centre (UBFC) is located on Plot 1, Baskerville Avenue in the suburb of Kololo, just over two kilometres to the northeast of Kampala City Centre. In addition to the One-Stop Centre, the UBFC also houses the headquarters of UIA and sister agencies Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and Capital Markets Authority (CMA).
Minister Anite chatting with investors
The One-Stop Centre offers key investment and business support services like business registration, investment licensing, tax registration, trade licensing, environmental impact assessment, land title verification, products and services certification, water and electricity services, immigration services, etc.
All these integrated services are provided under one roof, in addition to the provision of vital services.
The Government and private sector agencies in the One-Stop Centre are UIA, URSB, URA, Uganda National Bureau of Standards, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, National Environmental Management Agency, Kampala Capital City Authority, Ministry of Lands, the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Umeme (power supplier), Giants Club (tourism promotion).
Minister Anite with URA commissioner General John Musinguzi
The State Minister for Privatisation and Investment, Evelyn Anite, and the Commissioner-General of Uganda Revenue, John Musinguzi Rujoki, have today visited the One-Stop Centre in order to highlight the synergies, especially between investors and tax body URA.
UIA ED Mukiza
Minister Anite said the One-Stop Centre for Investors is aimed at improving efficiencies in the delivery of key investment and business support services under one roof and virtually.
“The 15 agencies in the One-Stop Centre have to work together and speak with one voice. We want to see connected, integrated and seamless provision of investment and business services. I encourage Ugandans to come and utilize the services”, she said.
The minister said through URA the Government provides a number of incentives for both domestic and foreign investors in order to attract quality investment projects. She said investors need to be knowledgeable about these incentives in order to get into value addition and the money economy.
URA Commissioner General Rujoki appealed to investors and business people to approach the tax body for any tax and incentive-related information.
The Director General of UIA, Robert Mukiza, said the One-Stop Centre for Investors offers efficient, innovative investment and business solutions in order to ease doing business.
“In the One-Stop Centre, we have both government and private sector agencies whose goal is to make Uganda competitive for investment and business in East Africa and the whole world”.