• Plot 116 Bukoto Street,Kamwokya,
    P.O Box 75063 Kampala, Uganda
  • (+256) 785343564
    info@utga.ug
From Nursery, Farm, Sawmill & Market

About us

13

Years of Experience

in This Industry

About UTGA

Uganda Timber Growers Association is an association that brings together tree growers in Uganda for purposes of collective action. The association was formed in 2007and now boasts of a membership across the country-both big and small with a total planted area of approximately 50,000 hectares; an investment in excess on USD 100 million.

Hotline

+256 785 343564

The UTGA Board

In the AGM held in 2017 a board of directors were elected. Here is a short presentation of the team that will be your representatives in your efforts to develop the private forest sector in Uganda.
A photo of the newly elected UTGA Board: Standing from left to right: Tina Achilla, Vicent Kaija (secretary general), Alfred Tumwebaze (Treasurer), Lillibert Semakula (vice Chairperson), Dr. Sam Zaramba (Chairman), Dr. Noreda Kiremire, Tom Musoke, Isaac Kapalaga and Moses Onono (not in picture)

UTGA’s Objectives

  • Additional funding
    To promote and attract additional funding for the private sector to establish commercial timber plantations in Uganda.
  • Plantation establishment
    To continually improve plantation establishment and maintenance practices, through engagement in scientific research and development (including promoting members’ plantation standards towards independently accredited and internationally accepted plantation practices/guidelines, such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) guidelines.
  • Continuous learning
    To promote/coordinate continuous learning needs through training and experience sharing of members about commercial forestry management.
  • Public awareness
    To promote public awareness regarding the importance of timber plantations in the national poverty alleviation programme and economic development.
  • Good working relationships
    To foster good working relationships with institutions/agencies operating in the forestry sector.
  • Amendments in existing laws and regulations
    To act as a lobby group for initiating amendments in existing laws and regulations in order to improve the investment environment for commercial forestry in Uganda.
  • Act as a link
    To act as a link between the public and other professional bodies both nationally and internationally; especially with regard to timber plantation practices and management.
  • Affordable financial services
    To lobby for affordable financial services for timber plantation investors in the country.
  • Arbitrate between members
    To arbitrate between members and all stakeholders in genuine matters relating to plantation establishment and maintenance.

The Secretariat