Louis Kasekende: In pursuit of greater financial literacy and entrepreneurship in Uganda

Remarks by Dr Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, at the Launch of the Orient Bank's Financial Literacy Programme "The Orient Bank Business Academy", Kampala, 30 August 2016.

The Chairman and Members of the Board of Directors of Orient Bank Ltd, The Managing Director/CEO of Orient Bank Ltd, All distinguished guests, The Media Fraternity, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning! Let me thank the Board and Management of Orient Bank for inviting me to today's launch of the bank's Financial Literacy and entrepreneurship Programme - the Orient Bank Business Academy.

Financial education and entrepreneurship training are critical in helping citizens to participate fully in the development process. They both help to alleviate demand side constraints to financial inclusion and empower citizens to better manage their personal resources that are vital in developing small and mediumsize enterprises.