BY PAUL TENTENA
KAMPALA, UGANDA- The European Union Head of Uganda’s Delegation Cedric Merel has said they have set aside $100million (about Ush360b) to support people investing in green jobs and green environment in the coming years.
He was witnessing the awarding with certificates of the Eco-Inclusive Enterprise Development in East Africa winners from Uganda and Kenya at the SEED EAST AFRICA symposium 2017.
“The Uganda Green Growth Development strategy will soon be launched. It will ensure sustainable green agriculture, planned green cities and energy for sustainable green environment,” said Merel.
The SAG-SEED 2017 saw three winners from both Uganda and Kenya. ICOSEED Enterprises, Kencoco Ltd and Horizon Business Ventures were the Kenyan winners while Brent Technologies, Gorilla Conservation Coffee and Masupa Enterprise were the Uganda winners.
The SEED East Africa Symposium brought together enterprises, policy makers, business development service providers and further key stakeholders from Uganda and Kenya to explore approaches and cross sectoral partnerships promoting eco-inclusive entrepreneurship.
The event was part of the implementation of “Promoting Eco-Entrepreneurship in Africa”, a SWITCH-Africa Green multi-country project in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.
Three Ugandan businesses were among six Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa that were selected to receive the European Union (EU) Switch Africa Green (SAG) -SEED Awards.