The project development objective is to support measures that facilitate increased private investment in the Tourism sector and strengthen the effectiveness of the Land Administration System.
Cabinet has approved a proposal to borrow 99.8million USD, approximately
38.4 billion shillings from the International Development Association- (IDA) of
the World Bank.
According to a statement signed by the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo on
Tuesday, the loan will finance the Enterprise Development Project (CEDP-AF).
The project development objective is to support measures that facilitate
increased private investment in the Tourism sector and strengthen the
effectiveness of the Land Administration System.
According to the CEDP AF Procurement Plan disclosed on the World Bank Website
in August 2019, there is a proposal to construct the Uganda business facility
Center which would have components like business registration and business
lending reforms. This was estimated to cost 18.5 million USD (approximately
Shillings 69 billion).
The procurement plan authored by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda CEDP-AF
Project Coordinator John Marie Kyewalabye also proposed construction
of Hotel facilities for the Uganda Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (UHTTI)
in Jinja. This was estimated at USD 5 million (Approximately Shillings 19
Also proposed was the purchase of five units of 52- seater domestic tour
buses whose supply and delivery was estimated to cost USD 1.04 million (Approximately
Shillings 4 billion).
In April 2018, the government started the reconstruction of the
Uganda Hotel Tourism and Training Institute (UHTTI) also known as the Crested
Crane Hotel in Jinja to skill the tourism sector’s labour force to meet world-class
The construction by estimated at Shillings 24.5 billion was financed by the
The Tourism sector accounts for over 10% of Uganda's GDP.