When you want to start a business in Uganda, you have to prepare yourself for lots of paperwork and moving around amidst scanty unified information. Not any more.
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The Information available on the National IT Authority (NITA-U) together with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and other government agencies has launched ebiz.go.ug, a one stop web portal which will offer government services for investors, traders, and entrepreneurs.
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The web portal will allow businesses to apply for various licenses and permits required for doing business in Uganda by different government authorities through a single entry point. The portal will also serve as a reliable source of information for eBiz users, since all requirements of application process will be listed and described there.
“The main objective of the One Stop Center eBiz portal is to support private sector development and attract foreign investment in Uganda by creating business friendly environment – more efficient and reliable government services for businesses.We will achieve this by providing main services online and eliminating uncertainty about requirements, time and costs of the procedures”, commented Minister for General Duties Hon Kabwegere Tarsis.
Agencies involved in the creation of the eBiz project include: Uganda Investment Authority (UIA), Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MOLHUD).