Franchise opportunities in Uganda

Attractiveness of Uganda for the development of franchise business

Uganda is a country located in East Africa. It is a predominantly rural country (84% of the population live in rural areas) with one of the highest poverty levels in the world. The average net salary is $176 per month. Nevertheless, the country is now demonstrating a steady economic growth and a functioning market-based economy. The leading economic advantages of the country are agriculture and one of the largest oil reserves in the region. Uganda’s GDP in 2015/2016 was $23.1 billion with the service sector, industry, agriculture and fishing being the key contributors.

As it is a rural country large cities are not numerous. Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is the only large city with the population over 1.3 million people. Other significant cities include Gulu, Lira, Mbarara and Jinia, but the population in these cities does not even reach 200,000 dwellers.

Franchising is relatively new and underdeveloped in Uganda. Mostly international franchising companies are present on the Ugandan market. The majority of operating franchises are food chains. Also, petrochemical franchise units operate actively within the country.

As a currently developing country Uganda provides wide opportunities for foreign franchisers and offers liberal environment for setting up the business. However, the absence of specific franchise law may be viewed as a minor hindrance to this.

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Indicators of Business Market in Uganda

  • Capital: Kampala

  • Currency: Ugandan shilling

  • Education Index (2013): 0.479

  • Official languages: English

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $2,352

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): out of list

  • Population: 41.49 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $88.610 billion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 122

  • Gini: 41.01

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.493

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List of franchises for sale in Uganda

Coffee Like franchise
Coffee Like - coffee-to-go franchise Investment from $14,000
Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $322,850
Tapout Fitness franchise
Tapout Fitness - martial arts franchise Investment from $130,000
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - Ramen shop franchise Investment from $45,000
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $65,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
Nutty Scientists franchise
Nutty Scientists - spectacular interactive activities franchise Investment from $45,000
Funtopia franchise
Funtopia - family entertainment centers franchise Investment from $629,674
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - waterless carwash franchise Investment from $9,960
Danube Home franchise
Danube Home - furniture & home accessory franchise Investment from $400,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
Shokoladnitsa franchise
Shokoladnitsa - coffee houses franchise Investment from $50,000
JUNIOR franchise
JUNIOR - children's football schools franchise Investment from $7,200
al Mamà Bistrot franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise Investment from $135,000
Jour franchise
Jour - healthy restaurant chain franchise Investment from $336,942
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