Trade, Industry and Local Economic Development

This Department is responsible for the implementation of policies and strategy to promote trade, industry, tourism, wildlife and cooperatives services in the city.

Key Functions

  • Implement Private Public Partnership and manage Private Public Partnership relations;
  • Mobilize, sensitize and educate farmers on commercialization of agriculture and value addition;
  • Develop cooperatives and offer other trade development services;
  • Promote, develop and preserve tourism attraction sites and activities in the city;
  • License trade including produce buying;
  • Promote wildlife conservation;
  • Promote organization and formation of cooperatives;
  • Promote and ensure a conducive investment environment;
  • Interpret, implement and enforce policies, laws and regulations on tourism, trade, industry, marketing, wildlife and cooperatives;
  • Generate data and statistics for planning in the department;
  • Determine quality standards and brand agricultural produce with the guidance of Uganda National Bureau of Standards;
  • Promote and carry out commercial services capacity building programmes to empower City officials and service providers;
  • Promote and mainstream PPP in the operations of City; and
  • Liaise with Central government and other stakeholders on investment promotion.

Meet the Trade Team


Ayiko Jobel

Commercial Officer