Rwanda, Uganda companies to form sales partnerships

Rwandan and Ugandan manufacturers are set to meet in Kigali in a bid to bolster their business relations through a solid partnership and platform.
Some of the products manufactured in Rwanda
Some of the products manufactured in Rwanda

Rwandan and Ugandan manufacturers are set to meet in Kigali in a bid to bolster their business relations through a solid partnership and platform.

The mission, which is arranged through MarketLinked program, will strengthen the corporation between businesses in the region and offer business opportunities between the two neighboring nations.

“The interaction between Ugandan and Rwandan companies will help them make profits and realize business opportunities for both countries,” said Robert Moogie, the export development program manager of tradelink.

There are at least 60 Rwandan companies that have confirmed participation in the upcoming conference.
A team of 11 companies from Uganda will be in Rwanda from September 20 – 23, 2010 to bolster business relations with their counterparts. 

“It is important for companies in all our member countries of the East African Community to appreciate that the EAC Common Market is a reality and hence make the most of it by building business relations through formal contact with their counterparts across the community for sustainable business partnerships,” explained Moogie.

MarketLinked is a joint partnership initiative between Ugandan-based Irish company, Traidlinks, and the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB).

“We have established the same business relations with Kenyan companies and we would encourage all businesses to take up this opportunity,” added Moogie.
The initial research to explore business interests from Rwandan companies to meet with Ugandan companies was undertaken in June 2010. 

“This is a unique approach as opposed to the conventional exhibition or group meetings,” the release reads in part.

The mission will bring together companies involved in manufacturing activities. Appropriate technology agricultural equipment, amongst others, will also feature.

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