Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Private Sector Foundation Uganda WHO WE ARE PSFU is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of 160 business ...
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Private Sector Foundation Uganda


PSFU is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of 160 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth.

PSFU also implemented a five year World Bank Second Private Sector Competitiveness Project (PSCP II) on behalf of government whose objective was to support improvement of competitiveness within the Uganda private sector.

Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector.

PSFU also manages a GBP 13 Million BUDS-DFID five year project funded by the UK Government through the Department for International Development (DFID) together with Government of Uganda through the office of the Prime Minister and implemented by PSFU.

Right from its inception PSFU has been Government’s implementation partner for several projects and programmes aimed at strengthening the private sector as an engine of economic growth. Such programmes include; the implementation of the Business Uganda Development Scheme (BUDS), the BUDS-Energy for Rural Transformation (ERT) programme and advising government on positive policy reforms.

PSFU is guided by the Memorandum and Articles of Association. Currently, PSFU is governed by a Board of Directors including the Executive Director. The Directors are elected from the PSFU members during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) every three years. They represent diverse experience from different sectors of the private sector. The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of PSFU and is responsible for ensuring that the organization meets its short and long-term objectives.

Members of the Private Sector attending a Policy Dialogue

Vision To be the national lead partner in Private Sector development.

Mission To Strengthen Private Sector capacity for effective policy advocacy and market competitiveness.

Mandate of PSFU 1. Carry out policy research and advocacy on behalf of the Private Sector. 2. Provide a forum for the discussion of policy issues, and the impact of those policies on the Private sector in Uganda. 3. Maintain a dialogue with Government on behalf of the Private Sector. 4. Undertake capacity building for the private sector through training and the provision of business development services


POLICY ADVOCACY Through the Policy and advocacy programme, PSFU continually engages in policy dialogue at national and international level. This has enabled PSFU to contribute to decisions and policy debates and to represent its membership effectively. PSFU through consultation with the private sector compiles a range of policy issues into a policy Document, the Private Sector Platform for Action each year. These are prioritized, discussed and agreed with Government for implementation. This provides opportunity for the private sector to get involved in national policy formulation and monitoring implementation of such policies. • The Policy Advocacy Unit deals with carrying out activities external to Private Sector

but leading to Competitiveness of the Ugandan Private Sector; locally, regionally and internationally. These activities are mainly related to Commercial Laws, infrastructural Issues, EAC Integration agenda/agreements, Policies, Regulations, Practices in Government, among others. • The Unit’s key objective fits in the Vision of the PSFU of ensuring Private Sector is competitive locally, regionally and internationally • Because of maintaining dialogue between the Private Sector and Government, the PSFU through the Policy Advocacy Unit has become the preferred focal point for Government and Development Partners to collaborate with Private sector


• PSFU therefore through the Policy Unit has also become the preferred forum for which Private Sector in Uganda channels efforts to achieve contribution top policy debates in Uganda Since its inception in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for Private Sector advocacy and continues to sustain a Positive Dialogue with Government on behalf of the Private Sector. Through Policy Advocacy as the key mandate, PSFU has remained Government’s implementing partner and has retained visibility.


PSFU MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Membership of PSFU is open to business associations and organisations registered in Uganda. Our membership is drawn from business associations, professional bodies, the corporate industry and public sector agencies – all committed to addressing the challenges associated with developing Uganda’s private sector. The membership services include, capacity building, training, networking, mentorship programs and Business Development Awards.

Members of the Private Sector attending a dialogue.


Membership Benefits 1. Becoming part of a larger body professionally working together to influence policy making processes that stimulate and spur growth of private businesses in Uganda. 2. Involvement and participation in various business foras, sector working groups on policy and other concerns affecting the private sector. 3. Getting regular first hand information and business opportunities on the East African Community and other trading blocks in the world. 4. Participation in the decision making process of PSFU by being represented at the Board of PSFU. 5. Access to information at PSFU such as the resource centre, internet facility, membership register, free


subscription to PSFU monthly magazine and periodical briefing notes on national and global economic matters. 6. Enjoying discounted rates on fee based activities of PSFU e.g. training, seminars and conferences. 7. Participation in PSFU networking meetings and member activities where you share ideas and experiences with other PSFU members 8. Participation in our Member days where you can have one on one interaction with PSFU management staff to explore and seize the many opportunities available at PSFU. 9. Member visits – every member is visited by the PSFU team at least once a year. Aimed at strengthening links and identifying organizational issues that may require advice from PSFU. 10. Access to entrepreneurship skills and Business counselling services from the membership desk.

Business & Training Unit The Business and Training Unit is charged with developing products and supporting existing ones to offer cutting edge business solutions to internal and the external clients of the institution so as to enhance competitiveness of its members and the private sector as a whole and also realize optimal advocacy and lobbying in turn driving private sector led development in Uganda.

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The unit further seeks to build and deliver a portfolio of business streams and income generation through the sale of products and services and also soliciting, procuring and management of grants to support development initiatives.

9. Resources Mobilization

Services Offered Include: 1. Training and Capacity Building; 2. Research

coordination 5. Proposal Development 6. Coaching and Mentorship 7. Business Advisory services 8. Market linkages

PSFU has over 15 years experience in delivering business development services and a pull of experts in different areas of business growth and development and institutional growth.

3. Consultancy


TRADE DEVELOPMENT PSFU spearheads the articulation of private sector trade policy concerns with the objective of enhancing private sector participation in regional and international trade. The mandate under the trade development program has been realized by; • Building an effective consultative mechanism; • Ensuring private sector participation in national, regional and international trade forums; • Informing the private sector on developments in regional and international trade; • Undertaking trade related research.

Proudly Ugandan The Proudly Ugandan Campaign aims to ensure that Ugandans commit to local products by increasing demand for local goods and services, to help ensure that existing jobs are kept and new jobs are created.


Goal of the Proudly Ugandan Campaign: The “Proudly Ugandan Campaign” is intended to encourage Ugandans to take pride in their country by giving economic priority to our local manufacturers and service providers to enhance development of the country as well as sustain favorable competition in the local, regional and international markets.

Objectives of the Proudly Ugandan campaign 1. Enhance sustainable production, competition, income and raising the profile of locally manufactured goods and services. 2. The campaign seeks to create visibility and raise awareness about the available quality local products and services and also to translate this into actual purchases of these goods and services. 3. Increase employment opportunities for Ugandans and therefore contribute to the economic development of our Nation. 4. Encourage product certification to facilitate product entry on the bigger market. PSFU has planned several activities including; Proudly Ugandan Club, media campaign activities, product shows and an exhibition.


PSFU Business Directory The annual PSFU Business directory offers you a chance to promote your products at the lowest unit cost compared to what others charge on the market. It is a source of information, it offers you a chance to reach out and inform the business community about your products, services, your mandate, objectives, achievements, and the role your company/organisation plays in the Ugandan economy. The directory also covers government agencies which support the private sector with detailed information on trade and investment, trade opportunities, making it a very useful and regular reference for the policy makers in private and public sectors, donors as well as the general business/trading fraternity.


It is aimed to ensure MSME Growth and Development by helping them tap into the regional and international markets through circulation of the directory copies to all private sector organizations in the region and beyond.

Why advertise in the Private Sector Foundation Uganda Business Directory 1. Reach decision makers across all economic sectors in Uganda 2. Reach suppliers and distributors in Uganda 3. Reach real spenders in Government Ministries and Agencies in Uganda 4. Show case your products/services to Uganda and the EAC region



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Projects Managed by PSFU • BUDS-DFID (Business Uganda Development Scheme-Department for International Development) BUDS-DFID is a GBP 13 Million 5-year project funded by the UK-Department for International Development (DFID) together with Government of Uganda through the office of the Prime Minister and implemented by PSFU. Implementation of the project started in 2011 and completion is expected in 2015. The project is aimed to stimulate economic growth in the PRDP region.

Goal of the project:

• To Promote Private Sector Growth, Investment And Employment Opportunities Under The Post Conflict Development Programme (PCDP) In Acholi, Lango, Teso, Westnile, Karamoja, Bukedi And Parts Of Bunyoro Sub region.

Objectives of BUDS-DFID • Increase in the number of rural enterprise investing in agricultural production, processing and other economic sectors


• Increase the number of labour-intensive industries leading to employment creation • Elimination of Gaps in the supply chain leading to processed agricultural products. • Support linkages between investors and the local economy through the supply of raw materials, employment and training • Promotion of trade by rural enterprises including trade outside of their locality.

Naburri Farm Limited in Nakapiripirit District. Brand new tractors procured by the farm with support from BUDS-DFID.


• BUDS-ERT (Business Uganda Development Scheme –Energy for Rural Transformation) Managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda, BUDS-ERT is the private sector component of the Uganda’s Energy for Rural Transformation Project (ERT). BUDS-ERT’s main objectives are to develop the private sector capacities to start, operate and improve rural electrification-related businesses and, to increase the application of efficient productive uses of electricity and ICTs in Rural Electrification (RE) areas. The ERT Phase 2 commenced on 1st July 2009 and focuses on Renewable Energy Development and Energy efficiency improvement. Supported Activities are: 1. Purchase and Installation costs of solar water heaters 2. Electrical Energy Efficiency improvement for industries 3. Pre-Investment Transaction advisory service for renewable energy generation projects 4. Support to solar companies to open sustainable rural outlets 5. Enhancement of productive use of electricity


Due diligence exercise on Renewable Energy Generation Project: Staff and others at the proposed Weir for the Kakaka Mini Hydro Project on River Rwimi.


The Uganda Country Capacity Building Programme (UCCBP) PSFU is one of the beneficiary institutions for the Uganda Country Capacity Building Programmme managed by National Planning Authority (NPA). The program overall goal is to strengthen national capacities required to effectively undertake the expenditure management, planning and policy formulation functions, required for poverty eradication and for effective public sector reform. This support has enhanced PSFU’s capacity to meaningfully participate in national planning and policy formulation processes.

Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BVLF)

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is managing a three year project on behalf of the Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BVLF) Netherlands. The project is implemented in three Districts i.e Nakapipirit, Kumi and Apac Districts. It focuses on issues related to children development (improving the physical environment in which children grow, improving early learning for children, reducing violence against young children 0-8 years).


PSFU key events • Proudly Ugandan Campaign • Private Sector Development Awards • SME Event • International Trade Facilitation Expo • Economic Empowerment week




World Bank Funded PSCP CPTM/GOU funded SMART Partnership Dialogues EU Funded BUDS-SSE Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis German funded PSFU- DED EU-UPTOP support to Trade activities EU Funded BUDS-EDS USAID-ACT (Anti-Corruption Threshold Project) World Bank Funded Second Private Sector Competitiveness Project (PSCP II)

PSFU Members January 2012 A: CORPORATE MEMBERS 1. Standard Chartered Bank 2. British American Tobacco Uganda 3. Enterprise Uganda 4. NAADS 5. Airtel Uganda 6. Agricultural Council of Uganda 7. Unilever Uganda Limited 8. DFCU Bank 9. Nile Breweries Ltd 10. Shoprite Checkers Ltd 11. Allied Bank 12. Uganda Breweries Ltd 13. Astor Finance PLC Ltd 14. Simba Group of Companies 15. Southern Range Nyanza Ltd 16. Barclays Bank 17. East African Development Bank 18. Roofings Ltd 19. Bujagali Energy Limited


20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44.


Bank of Baroda Alpha Oil Quality Chemicals Grofin Uganda Kakira sugar works Madhivani Group SHUMUK ICE Mark Century Bottling Company Ltd Citi Bank Uganda Ltd Kaizen Institute National Housing and Construction Ltd Stanbic Bank Uganda Multiple Industries Tullow Oil Ltd African Alliance Ltd Orange Telecom Fresh handling services Broad Band Company Diamond trust bank Roofings rolling mills limited Smile Telcom Green computers Uganda Baati Limited Centenary Bank Farm Support



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Uganda Finance Trust Uganda Coffee Trade Federation Uganda Insurers’ Association Uganda Bankers’ Association Uganda Co-operative Alliance Uganda Women Entrepreneurs’ Association. Uganda Motor Industry Association. Uganda Fish Processors & Exporters’ Association Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda Uganda Manufacturers’ Association. Uganda Securities Exchange Ltd Uganda National Farmers Federation Uganda National Vanilla Association Uganda Clearing and Forwarding Agents’ Association. Uganda Tourist Association Uganda Organic Certification Limited Institute of Certified Public Accountants National Arts & Crafts Association of Uganda Uganda Association of Insurance Brokers Investment Management Association of Uganda Uganda Crane Creameries Coop Union Uganda Leasing Association



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Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda Association of Uganda Tour Operators National Outdoor Contractors Advertising Association Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Federation of Uganda Employers Uganda Chamber of mines and Petroleum Uganda Freight Forwarders’ Association



74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88.

Uganda Small Scale Industries’ Association Uganda Investment Authority Uganda Commercial Farmers Association Uganda Quarries Operators’ Association. Uganda Importers, Exporters and Traders’ Association National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Enterprises. Uganda Flowers Exporters Association Uganda National Association of Building & Civil Engineering Contractors Uganda Enterprise Network Capital Markets Authority Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers Literacy & Adult Basic Education Uganda National Agri-Input Dealers Association Uganda National S/H Business Centre Limited The Uganda Assn of Private Vocational Institutions

89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113.

Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Chemiphar (U) Ltd Uganda Forest Industries Dev. Association Uganda Consumers’ Protection Association ICT Consults limited MGT Training and Advisory centre Innovation systems and clusters programme Uganda national apiculture development. The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply Uganda Floricultural Association Uganda Securities Brokers and Dealers Association. Poultry Development Association of Uganda Procurement and Logistics Management Association Uganda National Bureau of Standards Uganda Export Promotion Board Uganda Beef Producers’ Association Uganda Service Exporters’ Association Uganda Cocoa Association Uganda Printers’ Association Uganda Micro -Entrepreneurs’ Association Uganda Law Society Uganda ICT Out Sourcing Services Association Uganda Renewable Energy Association Horticultural Exporters Association of Uganda National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda


114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138.


Uganda Dairy Processors Association Agro Genetic Technologies Ltd Uganda Hotel Owners’ Association Association of Management Consultants in Uganda Beauty Operators Association and Training Network Association of Courier Companies of Uganda Association of Uganda Professional Women in Agriculture and Environment Kamuli Development Foundation Uganda Leather and Allied Industries Association Ltd Buganda Tourism Centre Uganda ICT Association Kampala City Traders Association United Engineers and Traders Association Uganda Private Midwives Association Uganda Vetenary Association Northern Uganda Manufactures Association Uganda Gatsby Trust Uganda Theatrical Groups and Artists National Association of Women Organisations in Uganda Oil Seed Producers and Processors Association Kibaale District private Sector Development Organisation Uganda Tea Association Uganda Carpentry and Joinery Association Uganda National Marketers Forum MUBS Entrepreneurship Centre

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Public Relations Association of Uganda Uganda Tropical Plants Association Maddu Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd Association of Real Estates Agents – Uganda (AREA- UGANDA) ICT- Cluster Association Association of Informal Sector in Uganda Crop Life Uganda Uganda Cooperative Transport Union Entebbe livestock Marketing Cooperative Society Ltd Coronet Group Uganda Ltd Lucky Family Business Uganda Media Women’s Association Innovation Systems and Cluster Programes Techno serve Uganda National Association of Private Hospitals Icon Women & young people’s leadership academy Institute of Procurement Professionals of Uganda Uganda Health Care Federation Uganda Home Builders Association Uganda Seed Traders Association Uganda Meat Producers Cooperative Union Ltd Uganda Journalist Association

CONTACT US: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) Plot 43, Nakasero Road Tel:[+256] 0312 263850, 0312 261850, 0312 286849, Fax [+ 256] 312 266440 P.O Box 7683 Kampala, Uganda Email: [email protected] Website: