Constraints and Opportunities for Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector

Although Uganda has undertaken several strategic interventions since the oil discovery in 2006, specific interventions that promote local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in the oil and gas value chain remain a challenge. In particular, a gap exists on available opportunities for SMEs to participate in the value chain, including potential business linkages and partnerships. In addition, there are  constraints that deter their competitive advantage. It is important to identify these constraints and convert them into opportunities to realise both the local content and the national oil and gas policy objectives.

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Rebecca Nalumu Wamono, Prosie Kikabi, and Johnny Mugisha

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