Business Advisory on Uganda Issued


The Administration issued a Business Advisory on Uganda Oct. 23, cautioning about potential risks involved in doing business in Uganda.

The advisory was jointly issues by the Departments of State, Labor, Health and Human Services and Commerce and the US Agency for International Development.

The advisory informs US businesses, individuals and other US persons, including health services providers, members of academic institutions and investors, of potential risks they may face if they are conducting, or contemplating to conduct, business in Uganda.

Businesses, organizations and individuals should be aware of potential financial and reputational risks resulting from endemic corruption, described in more detail in the 2023 Investment Climate Statement, as well as violence against human rights activists, media members, health workers, members of minority groups, LGBTQI+ persons and political opponents described in the 2022 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Uganda, according to the advisory.

Uganda’s enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on May 29, 2023, further increases restrictions on human rights, to include restrictions on freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and exacerbates issues regarding the respect for leases and employment contracts.


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