Construction, Housing and Real Estate

Start a business in construction in Uganda, Invest in Uganda in housing and real estate...

The Uganda Population Report published in 2007 exposed massive housing shortage to the tune of 6.1 million units, making provision of low-cost housing a top priority for the government. The housing backlog in Uganda, also in other East Africa countries, has been worsened by high urbanisation rates.



Uganda has adopted 30 incentives for the housing industry to boost the pace of building homes, among them tax remission for developers building a minimum of 20 units targeting low-income earners in a single project. The incentives are designed to encourage development of infrastructure, mobilising housing finance from various avenues including the capital markets and the diaspora.

Investment opportunities

Construction of low cost housing in urban and semi-urban areas.


Provision of construction equipment and manufacturing of building materials.


Manufacture of prefabricated concrete systems, processing of non-metallic minerals to make tiles, and other sanitary fittings for the building industry.


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