Next Media Services, the umbrella group for NBS TV and Salam TV, has affirmed its commitment to develop and showcase content on its media platforms that highlights potential business opportunities between Uganda and Canada.
The offer was made by Karim Kaliisa, the Director of Salam Television at the just concluded 2nd Uganda Kwekwaffe (www.ugandakwekwaffe.com) which was hosted by Mangu E-Solutions in Edmonton Canada between 19th and 20th April 2019.
Uganda’s ambassador to Canada Joy Ruth Acheng, graced this year’s forum as the guest of Honour.
While touring the NBS TV premises last week, she was given the report for the just concluded forum and also provided with the concept note for the forthcoming 3rd Uganda Kwekwaffe Diaspora Business and Cultural Forum.
The third forum will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada on 10th and 11th April 2020.
According to the website, www.canadainternational.gc.ca/, Uganda and Canada have shared cordial relationship and partnership since 1962 when Uganda gained Independence.
In Uganda, Canada is represented by the High Commission of Canada whose offices are in Kenya, in Nairobi, and by an honorary consul in Kampala.
In Canada, Uganda maintains a high commission in Ottawa where the current Ambassador is her excellence Jane Ruth Aceng.
In 2017, two-way merchandise trade between Canada and Uganda reached $38.8 million, consisting of $23.7 million in exports from Canada and $15.1 million in imports from Uganda.
Top Canadian merchandise exports to Uganda comprise textiles, machinery and equipment, and top Canadian merchandise imports from Uganda are primarily of coffee, fish and seafood, live trees and cocoa.
The theme for the 3rd Convention is “Focus on Tourism and Culture as a means of Fostering Development in Uganda through Partnerships with Ugandan Diaspora in Canada”.
The forum and exhibition will present a one- stop shop for Uganda, investors, development partners and tourism practitioners.