Dear UNAA members,
We’re thrilled to announce that Arise Collections emerged as the victor, claiming the prestigious $5000 grand prize at the 2023 UNAA Business, Trade & Investment Forum, generously sponsored by the City of Aurora and ENDIRO COFFEE.
Agnes Ndamagye, the dynamic CEO of Arise Collections, brings even more exciting news: with the invaluable support of Cody Lorrance from Endiro Coffee, Uganda’s Midwest Trade Representative, and PACEID, a new business venture in Chicago is now on the horizon – the illustrious PREMILL.
Previously sourcing their leather and apparel from China, Premill has chosen to partner with Arise Collections in Uganda for their future orders. This strategic shift will also lead to a significant reduction in the duties they’ve been shouldering, all thanks to AGOA. This landmark agreement with Premill signals just the commencement of an exciting journey.
Warmest congratulations once again, Arise Collections! Every move toward exporting from Uganda, forged through collaborations like these, contributes to our collective triumph as a nation. A heartfelt “Asante Sana” to Mr. Lorrance and your dedicated team. Your unwavering commitment to Uganda and your advocacy for its exporting enterprises is deeply cherished and sincerely applauded.
Henrietta Nairuba Wamala
IPP, UNAA on behalf of the Ugandan North American Association.