The Trade Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Acholi Sub-Region, Northern Uganda

24 Sep 2012

Report Summary

The Trade Promotion Strategy with an Action Plan for the Acholi Sub-region is intended to help a region that is just picking itself up from a long period of insurgency.

Impoverished by the war between Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda, the area remains one of the poorest regions in the country. However, more than five years of peace has enabled the people in the region to re-start their lives with trade booming throughout the region all the way across the borders to neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, which is also enjoying relative peace now.

This strategy is therefore a guideline on how the people of the region can harness their trade opportunities in a systematic way to ensure growth and prosperity.

Report Highlights

  • The significance of the Northern Corridor with special focus on neighbours such as South Sudan
  • The opportunities and constraints to trade in the region
  • The roles of the different actors in promoting trade in the region
The Trade Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Acholi Sub-Region, Northern Uganda