DailyNews Ug |MBARARA 2021|
By DailyNewsUG Correspondent,
The Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Uganda, H.E Mwesigwa Robert Rukaari is the president of the Uganda National Chamber of Trade and Investment.
He is also serving on the ruling NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) as the Chairman Entrepreneurs League.
D. Mwesigwa Rukaari has moved to unseat Mbarara Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Tusiime Michael, facing him head on during the upcoming Mbarara City North Constituency MP seat come 2021.
Mbarara North will comprise Kamukuzi, Kakiika and Biharwe while South will comprise Nyamitanga, Nyakayojo and Kakoba divisions by 2021, as revealed by Ministry of Local Government.
Dr. Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, a national leader, serving on the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling NRM Party as the Chairman Entrepreneurs League has been elected to sit on a 20-member World Chamber Federation General Council that governs the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Created in August 2019, the Uganda National Chamber of Trade and Investment (UNCTI) was nominated to the ICC, the global network of chambers from more than 100 countries.
UNCTI to whom Mwesigwa is the first president was created in August 2019 as a non-profit autonomous business membership organization that represents and protects interests of the business community in Uganda by supports the development of trade and investment, lobbying for a favourable environment for businesses in the country and promoting Uganda as a preferred national/International business and investment hub.
The new Uganda representative has held several executive positions in the procurement industry in Uganda and internationally, starting out in top management at Swiss Procurement Company (SWIPCO SA), he has been in charge of setting up operations of several procurement firms across Africa, notably SWIPCO SA, Inspection Control Services (ICS) among others.
Dr Rukaari is the board chairman of the Africa Strategic Leadership Centre, a think tank that is at the centre of dialogue on issues affecting Africa as a continent.
Under his leadership, the ASLC has been behind the success of one of Africa’s biggest discussions in 2019, the Africa Now Conference. Dr. Rukaari is passionate about issues of Africa’s youth development.
He has personally been fronting for the private sector to lead in the economic transformation of Uganda.
It is because of his stand on the private sector-led strategy for economic transformation that in June 2019, the Office of the President in Uganda, picked him out to lead the national organising committee of the West Nile Investment Symposium, a dialogue that brought together thousands of delegates from across the world to discuss issues of developing Africa’s Upper Nile Valley to become a business hub.