Uganda’s capital city is called Kampala; the country is located in the eastern regions of Africa and is bordered by countries Kenya, South Sudan, DRC, Rwanda and Tanzania. Despite being a landlocked country, it still enjoys the flow of the grand Lake Victoria within its southern regions. The name essentially originated from the Buganda Kingdom who is some of the oldest traditional kingdoms to date. Uganda is populated with an estimate of 37 million people. Due to the country’s diversity, there are several languages spoken including these of Bantu, Nilotic, and Central Sudanic, these of the Kuliak Family as well as Ugandan Sign Language. The country is made up of diverse ethnic groups such as Ganda, Nkole, Soga and Kiga tribes
Some research report that of the first people who settled in Uganda includes Hunter- Gatherers as well as Bantu tribes. Before colonization by other nationalities such as Arabs and the British, Uganda also experienced unrest and disputes between tribes. Colonialism took place between the 1800’s and 1900’s and Uganda became a protectorate for Britain as well as part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
The country gained its independence in 1962, whereby the 1st prime minister of the country took to abolishing kingdom rule, which later caused unrest with resistance members and later in 1993 the Buganda Kingdoms was fully restored and plays a role as the country’s governing Monarchy.
Uganda has always been rich with natural resource as well as beautiful fauna and flora. The country’s main economic sectors include agriculture, transport, mining and petroleum, telecommunications and finance.
Business opportunities & economy
Uganda’s trading partners include (export – Rwanda, Kenya, UAE, DR Congo, Netherlands, Germany and Italy), (import- Kenya, UAE, China, India, South Africa and Japan). Business opportunities within the country lies within all major sectors as well as industries specializing in coffee processing, animal production, real estate, construction and information technology.
Jobs in major sectors as well as other business sectors are available to individuals who meet the necessary requirements and are qualified.
HIV/AIDS is rife within the country and the estimate life expectancy of the population is around 58 years. The country is in a developing stage with its health sector and part of WHO AFRO region. The country implements UNMHCP (Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package). Immigrants and Expats should also ensure that they take the necessary vaccinations.
According to reports Uganda has a literacy rate of 66%. There are also government and international schools.