Louis Kasekende: The importance of mid-sized companies to Uganda's economy

Remarks by Dr Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, at the 9th Annual Uganda Top 100 Mid-sized Companies' Awards Gala Dinner, Kampala, 10 November 2017.

Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority

Country leader, KPMG Uganda

MD of Monitor Publications

MD of DFCU Bank

CEOs/MDs of ICEA General Insurance, Vodafone & South African Airways Invited Guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by thanking KPMG for inviting me to this Gala Award Dinner for the top 100 mid-sized companies in Uganda and also to commend both KPMG East Africa and the Nation Media Group/Monitor Publications for this laudable initiative. It is laudable because this section of the business community - the mid-sized companies - is crucial for the future growth and development of our economy, as I will explain in my remarks tonight. The top 100 mid-sized companies will not only offer recognition to outstanding corporate achievements but also provide valuable information about this section of our economy.