Uganda will this year host the 17th East African Community Jua Kali, Nguvu Kazi exhibition that promotes locally produced products and transfer of technology as they enhance the integration process.
Speaking to journalists, trades minister, Amelia Kyambadde says the exhibition is an opportunity to build capacity for value addition as producers show case and share knowledge about the locally made products.
Kyambadde says the event will also sit a symposium to discuss issues affecting the Jua kali sector with emphasis to sustainability and how they can access markets for their products.
The minister says over the years the Jua kali community has always found it difficult to find markets where they can sell their products due to the presence of manufactures who retail and wholesale products at the same time.
The exhibition will take place on 5th to 11th December this year at KKCA open show grounds, Lugogo.
The theme of the show will be Buy East African Products build East Africa.