Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Uganda)

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Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives
Coat of arms of the Republic of Uganda.svg
Coat of Arms of Uganda
Ministry overview
Preceding Ministry
Type Ministry
Jurisdiction Government of Uganda
Headquarters Farmers House
6-8 Parliament Avenue
Kampala, Uganda
Ministry executive
Website Homepage

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) is a cabinet level ministry of the government of Uganda. The mission of the ministry is to "develop and promote a competitive and export-driven private sector through the acceleration of industrial development", with the ultimate objective being the growth of the Ugandan economy.[1] The ministry is headed by Minister Amelia Kyambadde, who was appointed by the president.[2][3]

Location[edit]

The headquarters of MTIC are located in Farmers House, at Plot 6-8 Parliamentary Avenue, on Nakasero Hill, in the Central Division of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[4] The coordinates of MTIC headquarters are 00°18'48.0"N, 32°35'07.0"E (Latitude:0.313327; Longitude:32.585275).[5]

Overview[edit]

The ministry is headed by a cabinet level minister, assisted by three ministers of state. These four are appointed by the president of Uganda:[3]

  • Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde
  • State Minister for Trade Werikhe Kafabusa
  • State Minister for Cooperatives Frederick Ngobi Gume
  • State Minister for Industry - vacant

Departments and units[edit]

The ministry is organised into seven administrative departments and seven operational units.[6]

The administrative departments are:

  • Finance and Administration
  • External Trade
  • Internal Trade
  • Cooperative Development
  • Industry and Technology
  • Processing and Marketing
  • Business Development and Quality Analysis

The operational units are:

  • Policy and Planning
  • Resource Center and ICT
  • Procurement and Disposal
  • Internal Audit
  • Human Resources
  • Accounts
  • Legal Services

Affiliated agencies[edit]

MTIC collaborates with and overseas the operations of the following semi-autonomous institutions:[6]

  • Uganda National Bureau of Standards
  • Management Training and Advisory Centre
  • Uganda Export Promotion Board
  • Uganda Industrial Research Institute
  • Uganda Commodity Exchange
  • Uganda Development Corporation
  • Uganda Warehouse Receipt Authority
  • Uganda Cleaner Production
  • Textile Development Agency

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTIC (31 March 2016). "Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Uganda) (MTIC)". Kampala. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Kasyate, Simon (21 September 2015). "Amelia Kyambadde: Wild girl fighting for underprivileged". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Uganda State House (6 June 2016). "Museveni's new cabinet list At 6 June 2016" (PDF). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  4. ^ MTIC (11 September 2016). "Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (Uganda): Contact Us". Kampala: Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC). Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Google (11 September 2016). "Location of the Headquarters of the Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b MTIC (11 September 2016). "Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives: Organizational Structure". Kampala: Uganda Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC). Retrieved 11 September 2016. 

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Coordinates: 00°18′48″N 32°35′07″E / 0.31333°N 32.58528°E / 0.31333; 32.58528