Uganda's labor force is growing at a rate that exceeds 4% per year. Due to a lack of job opportunities, a large population is forced to engage in agriculture or low-wage informal sectors.
Steel production, cement, cotton, tobacco, sugar, and breweries are the main industries in Uganda that receive the most investment.
During the first quarter of 2021, the manufacturing and construction industries recovered, while the cash crop sector maintained agricultural sector growth.
The export of coffee, crude oil, base metals and products, fish, maize, cement, tobacco, tea, sugar, hides and skins, cocoa beans, beans, flowers, and other products from around the world contributes significantly to Uganda's national income.
With foreign assistance, the government aims to increase the number of productive employment opportunities to ensure inclusive growth, allowing Uganda to become a stable, integrated middle-income country.
To support firm growth and job creation in urban areas, the government is working to promote the urbanization process and transportation system.
Depending on network connectivity, the average broadband internet connection speed in Uganda is 16.27 Mbps (download) and 17.20 Mbps (upload). Mobile services offer comparable network connectivity, with download speeds of 17.85 Mbps and upload speeds of 6.24Mbps.