Information About Uganda
Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa, bordered by Kenya to the East, Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, Rwanda to the South West, Tanzania to the South and to the North by South Sudan.
Uganda is also known as the Pearl of Africa (Name given by Winston Churchill) for its good weather, ever green environment and hospitable people and has access to the 3rd Largest Fresh water lake in the world called Lake Victoria and it is also the source of the world’s longest river, The River Nile.
Entebbe (Approx. 20 miles from Kampala)
Uganda has a population of about 32 million people with an annual population growth rate of 3.5% and a projected working population of about 16.36 million (14-64years) ( Uganda Bureau of statistics, December 2007, publication).
Uganda has a highly educated work force except for some high skilled that would need to be sourced out of Uganda.
Average temperature ranges from 19 to 30 degrees Celsius.
a) The stable annual economic growth average rate is at about 7.7% since the year 2000, making Uganda the fastest growing Economy in East Africa.
b) Ranked the 4th Freest Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa by the 2009 Index of Economic Freedom.
c) Government Fiscal Year: 1 July – 30 June.
d) No restriction on foreign exchange remittances.
Uganda has a fully fledged banking sector that is monitored by Bank of Uganda. There are many local and multi-national banks operating in Uganda such as Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Barclays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Citi Bank but to mention a few.
Uganda is a member of the East African community (EAC). The EAC consists of 5 East African countries neighboring each other namely; Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi (www.eac.int) Uganda is also a member of the Common Markets East and Southern Africa (COMESA) which is made up of 19 member countries in Africa namely; Uganda, Burundi, Comoros, DR.Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Seychelles, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe (www.about .comesa.int).
Uganda is a politically stable country.
Any visitor travelling to Uganda should note that it is advisable to take precaution against malaria.
a) The Indian Association of Uganda-www.indianassociationuganda.org.ug
b) International women’s Organisation -http://iwokampala.org/
c) Rotary Clubs
d) Uganda Red Cross Society
a) Aga Khan Primary and Secondary School (British Cambridge and IB)
b) Delhi Public School (CBSE-Indian curriculum)
c) Indian International School (CBSE-Indian Curriculum)
d) Kabira International School (British Cambridge)
c) International School of Uganda (American)
d) Kabojja International Uganda (British Cambridge)
a) Norvik Hospital
b) The Surgery
c) International Hospital Kampala
d) Nakasero Hospital
e) Nsambya Hospital
a) Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest.
b) Murchison Falls National Park.
c) Queen Elizabeth National Park.
d) Sipi Falls.
e) Rwenzori Mountains (Also referred to as Mountains of the Moon).
f) Source of the River Nile.
g) White water rafting
There are all types of food stuff available locally and there are many restaurants that cater for different cuisines including Indian, Chinese and Italian.
The present population of Indians in Uganda is approximately 25,000.
Day to day security wise Uganda is safe.
There are many airlines flying in and out of Uganda such as British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Qatar, Kenya Airways, SN Brussels, Air Uganda and Ethiopian but to mention a few.