On 7th February, in Capetown,  H.E. Amb. Barbara O. Nekesa together with Officials from the Uganda High Commission met with Mr. T. Harris, Chief Executive Officer of WESGRO group and Mr. M.Gamwo, the group's  Head of Africa  -  International  Trade and Development.

The two sides discussed possible ways of how they could boost Tourism, Trade and Investment  between  Uganda and the Western Cape - South Africa. 

The High Commissioner  urged the WESGRO officials to encourage  their members  to pick interest and participate  in the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA)  Trade Fair in 2019.

She also requested  that WESGRO enables the Mission to participate in WESGRO  events, to use such events  to market Uganda.

Her Exellency further requested WESGRO  to help with identifying  a Honorary Consul for the Mission in Western Cape.

WESGRO  urged  the Mission to interest the relevant stake holders to think about having direct flights between Westen Cape and Entebbe, as this would boost Tourism, Trade  and investment. 

They promised to invite the Mission to all their business events.

WESGRO committed  itself to help identify a suitable business person for consideration  as Uganda's  Honorary  Consul  in Western Cape. 

They also pledged to visit Uganda on a fact finding Mission  during  UMA Trade Fair 2019.