Leaders to meet over green economic zones opportunities

Mr David Bikhado Ofungi 

What you need to know:

The 5th edition of the Economic Mkutano, will focus on unlocking private sector opportunities from Green Economic Zones.  

Business, government and civil society leaders will on Thursday next week meet to chart ways through which Uganda’s private sector can benefit from Green Economic Zones. 

Green Economic Zones offer private sector investors an opportunity to invest in sectors such as renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism, and sustainable industrial practices. 

Speaking ahead of the 5th Economic Mkutano, Mr David Bikhado Ofungi, the curator of the Economic Mkutano, said focus will be centred on unlocking private sector opportunities from Green Economic Zones.  

“The programme is designed around implementable learnings that speak directly to investment opportunities that investors can pivot into from a project development perspective,” he said, noting that the emerging green economy presents opportunities for the private sector to invest in sustainable growth.

The Economic Mkutano is an annual event where leaders and different stakeholders meet to discuss economic challenges and solutions.


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