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Uganda’s Parliament Considering New Law to Bolster Local Construction Companies Against Chinese Competition

The Ugandan parliament is considering a bill proposed by infrastructure minister Katumba Wamala that would provide sanctuary to local construction companies when bidding for smaller road contracts.

Although China was not mentioned in the proposed legislation specifically, it’s widely believed that the new law is intended to shield Ugandan contractors from China’s state-owned construction companies that have been very successful in building roads throughout the East African country.

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