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The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Kampala, Uganda –November 1st 2023 – The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), the apex body for the private sector in Uganda, is pleased to announce the return of its annual Private Sector Development Awards. These awards recognize the outstanding contributions of individuals, business associations, community groups, cooperatives, private companies, and government agencies to the growth and development of the private sector in Uganda.

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The private sector is the Engine of the Ugandan economy,” said Mr. Stephen Asiimwe, Chief Executive Officer, PSFU represented by Ms.Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku, the Chief Operating Officer ,PSFU.

. “These awards are a way for us to recognize and celebrate the individuals and organizations that are working tirelessly to support and grow businesses of all sizes,”

The Chief Membership Officer Mr. Francis Kisirinya said, in these awards we have the Media Category. .Have you submitted your Stories? He asked the Journalists attending the Press Conference. Any Country to develop, you really have to have a very  strong Private Sector. There is  a lot that has to go with it. There are things to  do  with investments themselves. And for the people to invest, they must have the confidence. But to create all this confidence, there are so many  facilitative frameworks that  must be working in the Country. PSFU is one of those organizations  or Agencies that  facilitates  business  and investment in  a County. We are membership organization with a 331 member  organization’s these members are  mainly Associations.

Even if were 331, we represent about 2.5Million people in this Country. A lot of work is done by the business people, the employees ,by the Companies, workers and this contributes to the health and profitability  of your  Companies. We really want to see Companies making profits. Because if they don’t make profits, they will collapse and disappear but also, we would like to see our Companies participate and taking care of the environment that they are working in.

So, today, were talking sustainability. Its a very important thing as we run business.

After  a big interruption that occurred in 2019 after the 7th edition, Covid19 interrupted everything.

So, after settling back in 2023,we are resuming our Private Sector Development Awards. These awards are annual and they are meant to recognize the outstanding contributions of  Companies, Individuals, businesses, Cooperatives that they are doing in terms of contributing to the Private Sector and the economic growth of the Country.

So, as PSCU, we would like  to appreciate thosde organisations that are making  a diffrence in their day to day  operations. This is our way of recognising and celebrating you the individuals  and organisations that are working  entirelessly  to support us whether its a small business, multinational, we want to appreciate you.

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The 2023 Private Sector Development Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. 1-Business Association of the Year
  2. 2-Private Sector Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Champion of the Year
  • Community Development Champion
  1. 3-Woman Organization of the Year
  2. 4-Youth Organization of the Year
  3. 5-Private Sector Media Personality of the Year

Nominations for the awards are now open and will close on Friday, November 3, 2023. To enter the award , please visit the PSFU website at https://www.psfuganda.org/projects.html

Submit your completed nomination form physically to PSFU Headquarters or by email to membership@psfu.org.ug

The winners of the awards will be announced at the Private Sector Gala on December 6, 2023. This prestigious event will bring together leaders from the government, private sector, and civil society to celebrate the achievements of the Ugandan private sector.

PSFU calls upon organizations of all types and companies that believe deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the private sector submit entries for these awards.

For more information about the awards and the nomination process, please visit the PSFU website or contact Mr. Ronny Mulongo at rmulongo@psfu.co.ug or call 075470214

The Chief Operating Officer of PSFU Grace Nshemeire-Gwaku (R) with  the Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

The Chief Membership Officer Francis Kisirinya.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

About PSFU

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 300 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth.

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 policy dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector.

PSFU aims to strengthen Private Sector capacity for effective policy advocacy and market competitiveness nationally, regionally and internationally. Regionally, PSFU is the national focal point for the East African Business Council (EABC) and the COMESA Business Council (CBC).

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