Thursday March 16 2017

Parliament to host two-day Agoa exhibition

By Stephen Otage

Kampala. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said Parliament will next month invite Ugandans from different parts of the country to exhibit their traditional fashions.
Speaking to journalists at the Italian ambassador’s residence last week, Ms Kadaga said Ugandans need to be encouraged to start consuming locally made goods to support local manufacturers rather than spending money on foreign goods.
“We need to support Ugandans first to continue manufacturing what they are producing before we look abroad and we are looking at the Agoa market where we did not have a structure,” she said.
She added that the US Agoa delegation will be in Parliament on April 10 and 11 to show Ugandans what they want and how they can enter the market because there are many good things in Uganda which Ugandans themselves are ignorant of.
Mr Domenico Fornara, the Italian Ambassador to Uganda, said besides celebrating the friendship between Uganda and Italy, Ugandans need to be encouraged to produce because there is a lot of good potential here and it is becoming better.
“We have to encourage Ugandans to produce locally, there is a lot of good potential here in this country and the capacity to deliver is increasingly becoming better,” he said.