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Photos: UHRC, Key Stakeholders Discuss Local Content Bill

The Uganda Human Rights Commission today held a meeting to discuss the Local Content Bill, 2019.

The meeting was attended by experts from SEATINI, Private Sector Foundation, Federation for Small and Medium Entrepreneurs, Law Development Center, Ministry of East African Community Affairs, Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development, Ministry of Trade, ACODE, Ministry of Finance, Uganda Law Reform Commission, UNRA and the Parliament of Uganda.

The objective of the Bill is to impose local content obligations on a person using public money or utilizing Uganda’s natural resources or carrying on an activity requiring a license; to prioritize Ugandan Citizens, Ugandan and resident companies in public procurement; to ensure skills and technology transfer to Ugandans; to provide for the development of local content plans; to provide for the supervision, coordination, monitoring and implementation of local content in Uganda; and for related matters.

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