Gudie Leisure Farm to unlock investment opportunities in Lango subregion
- Written by OUR REPORTER
Gudie Leisure Farm (GLF), a social enterprise providing agribusiness development services to youth-owned micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in the agricultural sector has dedicated the month of April to Lango subregion.
Dubbed, Lango Region Spotlight, the move is aimed at enlightening the country about the investment opportunities in Lango, generating support for young entrepreneurs within and from across Uganda that are already investing in it, and celebrating its rich cultural heritage.
The spotlight will feature 3 major events including; Lango region business symposium to be held on April 1, Cottage Industry Investment show and dinner (April 2) - all taking place at Gudie Leisure Farm in Najeera while the Lango Region expedition - a business tour around the region will run from April 4-7, 2023.
Speaking at the launch of the Lango Spotlight, Prof Gudula Naiga Basaza, founder and managing director of GLF, said, “To create significant change in Lango, we need to attract catalytic investments into the region. The region’s leaders must play the proactive role of exposing and convincing the private sector and other would-be investors that Lango does indeed have the ability to generate for them worthwhile returns if they put resources in the region.
This is why as a private sector actor that is investing especially in its young entrepreneurs, we have embarked on creating investment promotion platforms through which the region’s leaders, youth, business community and government can highlight the commercial opportunities the region offers and also promote Lango’s beautiful culture and people - starting in the central region - Uganda’s major business and trade hub.”
Teddy Owot Ogong, Dokolo’s Gudie district agent and a business leader from the region, said, “Lango hosts some of the most talented youth in the country who are eager to become active participants in the socio-economic transformation of Uganda! In Dokolo and Amolatar, for example, we have incubated and trained over 400 youth in several market-relevant agribusiness skills since 2021. These young people want to join hands with the Private Sector to exploit the region’s resources for Lango’s communities’ and Uganda’s benefit.”
Within the Lango region, Gudie Leisure Farm claims it has incubated over 240 youth agripreneur champions from 40 parishes.
About Gudie Leisure Farm
Established in 2009, the company, since its inception, has been providing the MSMEs with the technical and business training they need to produce and distribute high-quality white meat products and services through its agribusiness incubation centre, linking them to markets in and outside their districts.
The entity has built a network of 112,900 youth in 740 parishes in all regions of Uganda across 27 districts and also operates in 6 refugee settlements - Rwamwanja, Kiryandongo, Maaji, Nakivale, Rhino and Kyangwali.