November 7th, 2017

The Honorary Consulate of Uganda in Milan is pleased to announce that on 4 October 2017, Mrs. Elizabeth Paula Napeyok presented her letters of credence to the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and took the office of Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda in Rome.





The new Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda in Rome, Elizabeth Paula Napeyok, upper right.

September 22th,2017

On July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation confirmed Roberto Randazzo as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Milan, until July 2022.



September 21th, 2017

The Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum has organized the Wealth Mineral Conference, under the theme “Knocking on door to cause economic transformation in Uganda”, that will be in place on 4th and 5th October at Kampala Serena Hotel, which aims to promote foreign investments in this Uganda sector to accelerate the economic development process of the country.

the Conference is open to mining societies, energy companies, construction companies but also lawyers, government officials and to all those who could make Uganda mining sector more internationally competitive.

Among the main themes: the Uganda mining and energetic potential, legal framework, taxation and insurance, human rights and much more.

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March 15th,2017

In 2014 the European Union has launched SWITCH AFRICA GREEN, with the main objective of supporting 7 African countries- including Uganda- in their transition towards an economy based on sustainable development and able to reduce poverty, create growth and new jobs.

The initiative even provides for the establishment of a Fund focused on activities falling within the primary and tertiary sectors, deciding, depending on the specific circumstances and opportunities of each countries, to focus on: agriculture, tourism, waste and manufactural sector.

The call for tenders, published by the European Union few days ago, provides a 15,5 million euros budget to support projects that have to be jointly realized between European and African partners and deal with one of the following issues: design for sustainability and eco-innovation, practices that contribute to sustainable consumption, sustainable use, practices that contribute to improve the energy efficiency, use of environmental management system, CSR ( CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) and industrial symbiosis.

The concept may be proposed by ONG, regional organizations, consumer organizations, research / development entities, employment organizations, public sector operators, local authorities or intergovernmental organizations, based in one of the 28 Member State of EU, in EEA Member State or in one of the following African countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.

The project must provides for participation of at least one organization established in EU, at least one organization established in Africa and at least one organization with experience in the field; furthermore the activities should take place in the territory of the African country involved.

The concept dead line is for 31 of March.

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February 8th,2017

guerra e pace

Yesterday the meeting titled “ War and Peace- from South Sudan to North Uganda” took place at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; it was focused on the event of South Sudan refugees, who escape from ongoing armed conflict , and find a safe place in Uganda where actually  the total number of South Sudan refugees is approximately 625,000 individuals.

HE Mgr. John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of Gulu and Preguerra e pace 2sident of the Ugandan Episcopal Conference, was present for the meeting as relator, and shared his personal experience with everyone who were there. He depictured lifestyle conditions within the camp set up to place refugees, activities organized by Church and the main problem faced by Uganda in this situation of humanitarian emergency.

 The conference, which was attended by the Honorary Consulate of Uganda in Milano, was promoted by HE Mgr. Claudio Giuliodori, who took part in conference for an introductory speech, and Roberto Moro Visconti, Professor at Cattolica University and moderator of the meeting.

Mgr. John Baptist Odama and the Honorary Consultate of Uganda Roberto Randazzo, upper right.

 February 7th,2017

The Government of Uganda has granted more than 100 million dollar to finance electrification projects in the country.

The amount is strongly supported by International Development Association (IDA), institution of the World Bank, which has guaranteed 91 million dollars, to be used to meet the cost of works; in particular to develop and enhance the rural electric power distribution grid in the districts of Gulu, Nebbi and Arua trough connection with Karuma and Isimba hydroelectric power stations.

Meanwhile another rural electric power project will be supported by 11 million dollars loan granted by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), for the distribution of electricity in the 6 district of: Kiryandongo, Kibaale, Nebbi, Bushenyi, Kasese e Rukungiri.

February 6th, 2017

Impact Investment Space in Uganda:

B-Space and Oxfam Uganda have recently published a report titled “Mapping Impact Investment Space in Uganda”, as a part of the program On Impact Oxfam (ONII), realized to support entrepreneurs engaged in Social Impact project in Asia and Africa.

In the case of Uganda, the program involves two major activities: providing impact investments to inclusive SME’s (small-medium enterprises) and Business Incubation Support to 10 SME’s that need strengthening in terms of financial support.

the aim of the report is to understand the prevailing dynamics within Impact Investment space, analyzing Financial Services sector in Uganda, Incubation services, potential demand of impact investment in the country and the SME’s sector.

The analysis has highlighted high numbers of impact investment prospects in Agribusiness sector, that however require Business Development Assistance program to become investable business; hence the necessity of Impact Investment able to accelerate the SME’s growth and catalyze Inclusive Business.

For more information:

February 6th, 2017

The Uganda Free Zones Autorithy, the body corporate which supervises the development of free economic zones, has issued its first developer’s license to a group of investors to start a 12 million project at Arua Special Economic Zone.

The project involves the creation of a 45.000 square meters warehouse to facilitate labelling, packaging, sorting, cleaning and mixing of agro produce and breaking of bulk.

UFZA would like to create 10 free economic zones, of which 8 private and 2 public, in order to increase investments and direct jobs. In fact it is expected that only the Arua Zone will provide 450 direct jobs and more than 2500 indirect jobs.

Furthermore, the new center will allow to attract more investors in the industrial sector, increase production and exports towards the boarding states; but even to import high value raw materials and process them.

February 3th, 2017

Yield Uganda Investment Fund:

The European Union, in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the National Social Security Fund, has announced the launch of the initial 12 million of the Yield Uganda Investment Fund.

The new Fund, arranged by Deloitte Uganda and Pearl Capital Partners Uganda (PCP) trough the partnership of public and private investors, will offer new financial solutions to 20 small and medium-size enterprises , which are able to achieve social impact and financial return.

On one hand it will support the modernization of the agribusiness companies, making them more effective and profitable; on the other, it will provide quality financial returns to investors, maximizing their long-term profits.

Certainly the Fund is a great result for the European Union, which has always been strongly committed to support the development of the agribusiness sector; but especially for Uganda. In fact there will be numerous benefits for the country, such as: the improvement of rural household livelihoods, improve access to agricultural markets, creation of new jobs, but event new income and export opportunities; all fundamentally contributing to Uganda’s economic growth and goal to eradicate poverty.

The second closing is expected at the end of 2017, meanwhile PCP and Deloitte will continue working to achieve the expected amount of 25 million.

January 25th, 2017

Through an online message, the Government has announced that it want to request for an Architectural and Engineering design for the new seat of the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

This project is possible thanks to the recent financing of the World Bank, which will be used in part for consulting services, that will be in place for 8 months.

The concerned company may present their projects until 14 February 2017.

January 19th, 2017

The Minister of Energy, Irene Muloni, has recently announced that the realization of the EACOP (East African Crude Oil Pipelin)project  will start towards the end of this year.

The governments of Uganda and Tanzania have given the US company, Gulf Interstate Engineering, the responsibility of planning the oil crude pipeline and  it is expected that  the whole will be in place within June 2020.

The project, which will cost about 3,4 billion dollars, is related to the construction of crude oil pipeline from Hoima (Western Uganda) to Tanga Port (Tanzania),to export the Lake Albert crude oil reserves to the Indian Ocean port and It will pass through Kagera, Geita, Shinyanga, Tabora and Singida to Tanga

The pipeline will have a length of 1443 km and carry about 200.000 barrels of oil, each of which will bring about 12.2 dollars to the country.

The minister has underlined the great opportunities offered by the project to both countries, as more than 10,000 jobs, new infrastructures and the enhancement of the Central Corridor between Uganda and Tanzania. Furthermore,the pipeline through Tanzania will not only benefit the two concerned states, but other countries in the region such as Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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October 19th, 2016

Celebrations of the Embassy on the occasion of the 54 years of Uganda’s Independence



 On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Uganda, which is celebrated every year on 9th of October, Her Excellency Mrs. Grace Akello, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda in Italy, hosted an official ceremony at the Grand Hotel dei Principi in Rome. The reception was attended by various African Diplomatic Representatives, the delegation of Ugandan Diaspora based in Italy, a number of investors and entrepreneurs who carry out business activities in Uganda as well as Italian, Ugandan and Slovenian nationals.


His Excellency Mr. Bogdan Benko, the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia, His Excellency Mr. August Parengkuan, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia and the Honorary Consuls of Uganda took part to the celebrations.

The Guest of Honour was the Director General for Global Issues at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Massimo Gaiani, who reaffirmed the commitment made by the Italian Government  to collaborate with Uganda in order to help boost Uganda’s economic growth within all the fields of cooperation: security, infrastructural development, education and health.


The Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda in Rome, Grace Akello, upper right. On the left Massimo Gaiani, Director General for Global Issues at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


October 7th, 2016

The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Milan, Roberto Randazzo, announces with deep sadness the death of Father Giovanni Scalabrini, known as Father John, in Kampala on October 4th, 2016. Father John, an amazing person of which will remain an affectionate memory, represented the first connection with the Country, contributing also to the opening of this Honorary Consulate.

During his 50 and more years in Uganda, Father John was a key figure for the community in which he operated, building schools, kindergartens, high schools and hosting workshops for the locals. Father John always helped the most needy, leaving a legacy that all will remember.

We will miss you, Father John.


July 20th, 2016

The Uganda Tourism Road Show 2016

On 19th July 2016 the event “The Uganda Tourism Road Show, 2016”, organized by the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Uganda in Milan and the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda was held in Milan. “The Uganda Tourism Road Show, 2016” is aimed to the promotion of tourism in the “Pearl of Africa” in Italy and in the other countries where the Republic of Uganda is accredited. These events started in May 2016 in Rome, then they took place in Malta, Serbia, then Genoa and Milan in Italy and Ljubljana, Slovenia, as last stop.

The promotion of tourism is certainly one of the goals of the Ugandan foreign policy, whose main object is spreading the word about the Country in order to attract more visitors. Uganda has actually a great potential, thanks to its enchanting landscapes and to the fact that it is extraneous to the mass tourism flows.


The event was presented by the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Milan, Roberto Randazzo and saw the participation of Ronald Basiimwa, Secretary of Political Affairs of the Embassy of Uganda in Rome and Giacomo Albrieux, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda in Genoa.

During the event traditional dances from Uganda were performed.

For further information on the event, please visit the following website: