The government has ordered all its agencies, corporations and Local Governments to buy furniture from local manufacturers, a directive that seems to be a direct implementation of the policy of Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU).
According to Keith Muhakanizi, the permanent secretary of the ministry of finance and secretary to the treasury, the directive is in line with President Yoweri Museveni’s directive that all government institutions should buy their furniture requirements from local manufacturing.
The move, Muhakanizi added, will also boost the country’s local industry.
“Policy sector procurement is one of the key tools that the government can utilise to support direct/ and or indirectly our domestic industry and the overall national economy. In order to achieve government of Uganda’s policy intents like Buy Uganda, Build Uganda, and development of Uganda’s local industry, there is an urgent need for all government institutions to support through procuring all their furniture requirements from local manufacturers,” Muhakanizi said in a circular issued on July 1, 2019.