Jinja: His Majesty William Gabula Nadiope IV, the Kyabazinga of Busoga, hosted a distinguished gathering of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from the private and public sectors at a royal dinner. The event took place at Kiira Motors vehicle plant in Mutai, Jinja City, and marked the 4th Bi-Annual Presidential CEO Forum (PCF) retreat.
Under the theme ‘Uganda’s Industrialisation Agenda: Positioning Uganda as a net source of E-Mobility Solutions in Africa,’ the CEOs gathered to reflect on achievements and plan for the future.
Kyabazinga expressed his joy in associating with the CEOs Forum, applauding their efforts to bridge the gap between various Ministries, Departments, Agencies, and the private sector. He commended the Government’s dedication to NDPIII and its impact on a healthier and more informed populace.
The King extended gratitude for the establishment of the Industrial Park at Mutai, which has created employment opportunities for his subjects, particularly through the presence of EV Kiira Motors.
Kyabazinga emphasized the need to address challenges in unemployability and mindset change among the population, urging CEOs to find practical solutions. He highlighted the Kingdom’s potential in various sectors, including Mineral Exploration, Tourism, Investment, Industrialization, Agriculture, and Education, inviting CEOs to consider investing in Busoga.
Katongole Emmanuel, Vice Chairperson of the Presidential CEO Forum, shared that PCF serves as a platform for the public and private sectors to collaborate on solutions that can drive economic development. Established in 2020, the Forum’s discussions and conversations have contributed to the country’s growth.
Among the dignitaries present were Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Monica Musenero, Minister for Kyabazinga Affairs Yudaya Babirye, and PCF’s Chairperson Barbra Mulwana.
The royal dinner provided a significant opportunity for fostering collaboration between key stakeholders, with a shared commitment to driving Uganda’s industrialization and economic advancement. As the Kingdom maintains its open-door policy for partnerships and investments, the future holds promising prospects for sustainable growth and prosperity.