THE UGANDA BUSINESS TRAVEL DIARY



Having lived and worked in Uganda for almost our entire lives,

we have been able to learn alot about Business and travel in Africa.

In this Uganda Business Travel Diary we share with you some of those memorable business travel experiences so that you may appreciate the changing face of business and Travel in and out of Africa.

You will also find great stories written by other business travelers who have enjoyed living and working in Uganda.

Each story is unique and might highlight an interesting aspect of business travel in Uganda that you can only be appreciate when expressed by a true witness.

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This business Travel Diary will help you identify some of the major problems that face Business Travellers to and from africa and how they have been over come over the years.

You also have the chance to share with us your own business travel experience in Africa.



Let the Business Travel stories Begin...

It is 1981 and Mum is making her first Business Trip from Uganda to the United Kingdom.

As it was my first trip, I did not have a passport by then. So I had to process a passport.

The institution I worked for gave me a letter of recommendation to the passport office......

After approval of the funds in the former Exchange Control Department of Bank of Uganda, I was served the funds from the commercial Bank.

And at the time, Commercial banks had to request for cover from the Central Bank.

Actually, in those days, there was a flourishing parallel forex market called THE KIBANDA MARKET.

This was the Black market and.... Read More



The Business Travel story of a 78 year old expatriate who found a Home in Uganda at the age of 22.

Joan Catherine Hall was born in England on June 1, 1930 to Kit and Cecil Hall.

The first of three girls, she was a sickly child. At the age of eight, Hall lost hearing in both ears.

Her frightened parents rushed her to hospital, but the doctors could not find any plausible reason for it.

She underwent an operation which corrected her hearing.

However, she started wearing hearing aids three years ago.

Hall was 22 years old when she first came to Uganda in 1953.

I came by boat. It was cheaper than flying. It took us about 17 days to get to the coast.

During independence in 1962, the World Bank was giving loans to 25 schools... Read More

By Carol Kezaabu; The New Vision



September 2006 and William Morrissey a 25 year old American is Working in Uganda.

I currently rent an apartment. It is fully furnished with two bedrooms, a full bath, an office, a kitchen, and a dining room.

I pay in Ugandan Shillings but it's about US$1,000 a month including electricity (when it's on) and water.

What I pay is a little more than I could but I live in a guarded compound in one of the better parts of town near one of the major late night scenes...

p>While Kampala can be expensive it is not unmanageable. Often those that complain about prices are eating out regularly and at the nicer places or drinking at expat friendly bars.

If one is willing to go to local places and eat in more questionable establishments it is much cheaper.

Also, while it may be comforting...Read More

Adapted from: www.expatinterviews.com



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