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UGANDA SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION

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USSIA is a voluntary Non-Governmental Organisation initiated in 1979 with the major purpose of enhancing industrial development of Small Scale Industries in Uganda.

MSE support

Uganda is one of the countries whose Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) industry is growing rapidly.

Many MSE owners and workers are marginalized, working without access to basic amenities such as electricity and water, and often working in poor sanitary conditions, they are effectively prevented from competing even within local markets. They often have no access to vital support services, especially market and business information, skills development, help with understanding standards and regulations that would enable them to access new more demanding markets and assistance with marketing.  These obstacles have a direct impact on the standard of living conditions and successful businesses.

 

USSIA strongly believes that through training and through improved access to information poor and vulnerable people in Uganda can better build their own livelihoods, develop their associations and make demands of those that affect their business and living environments.

Our Members

USSIAs members are from eleven industrial categories:

 

1.        Metal fabrication

2.        Foods and Beverages

3.        Textiles and Garments

4.        Woodcraft

5.        Leather Products

6.        Printing and Graphics products

7.        Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

8.        Technical and Electrical Services

9.        Handicrafts

10.     Building materials

11.     Ceramics

 

Geographically the members are grouped in 21 zones. Besides the National Secretariat in Kampala USSIA also maintains centres in Iganga, Fort Portal, Luweero and Kajjansi.

USSIA * UMA Showground Logogo * P.O. Box 7725 * Kampala *
Phone: +256 41 574527 * eMail: ussiauganda@yahoo.com