By Julius Businge
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Uganda is set to host between 400-500 professional accountants from Eastern Africa for two days from Nov. 25-27, 2014. The convention which will be held at Speke Resort Munyonyo will draw participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Sudan, Eritrea and other Sub-Saharan African Countries. It will be held under the them: Eastern Africa-the next growth frontier.
The forum is aimed at facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice among business leaders and financial professionals; provide a forum for accountants to contribute to the policy debates and issues driving economic growth within the region. Speaking to journalists today [Oct. 14] in Kampala, Beatrice Isagayite, ACCA’s head for Uganda said the issues to discuss will drive regional economic growth and capacity building.
“This convention is critical at this stage when many businesses are looking to widen their regional footprint,” Isagayite said. Japheth Kato, the council member of the association [former Capital Markets Authority CEO for Uganda] said they were working towards having specialized professionals covering different areas which are driving the economy. This is the second convention to be held in Uganda and the third to be held in the region.