Any person in Uganda who is not a citizen of Uganda is considered to be a foreigner.
The Constitution of Uganda, defines a citizen of Uganda to be a person who is born in Uganda one of whose parents or grandparents is or was a member of the indigenous communities existing and residing within the borders of Uganda as at the first day of February 1926, and every person born in or outside Uganda one of whose parents or grandparents was at the time of that person’s birth a citizen of Uganda by birth. Any person not a citizen of Uganda by birth may become a citizen by registration or by naturalisation.
By elimination therefore, if your status in Uganda is not provided for above, then you are not a citizen do not automatically have the right to start a business in Uganda.
According to the investment law of Uganda, a company which is incorporated in Uganda with over 50% of its shares being owned by a foreigner is itself a foreign company. And so such companies are considered foreigners and should follow the spirit of the law as presented herein.
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