Makerere University Business School has done a great job in bringing together the academia, policy makers, practitioners, researchers,and the consumers to discuss topical issues that concern national development”, said Hon. Daudi Migereko at the closing of the 22nd Annual International Management Conference in Jinja on September 14, 2017.
He noted that the African continent offers the best investment opportunities for anyone who has money
to invest and countries like China have targeted Africa because of its strategic advantages. It is sad that Africa is not being targeted by the Africans because Africans, particularly Ugandans believe that people who venture into business are failures and have no future. There is need to change this mind-set and encourage Ugandans with technology and money to invest in various sectors especially tourism and trade. Uganda and Africa are a rapidly growing consumer economy and assured them of ready markets with high profitability ratios unparalleled anywhere in the world.
He noted that Uganda is still faced with youth unemployment because it is not easy to convince
university graduates who are still young, energetic and very innovative to go into business to create their own jobs and for others.