As Uganda heads to the oil production phase, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has launched a corporate initiative aimed to offer a blueprint to local suppliers so they can competitively participate in and manage the oil and gas supply chain.
Through Strategic Engagement – a management and consulting firm, CNOOC – the Kingfisher project developer, has strategised a roadmap that will support the oil and gas industrial environment and ecosystem shortly.
It will conduct an online Enterprise Development Programme for Small and Medium Enterprises starting from January 10, 2023.
Under the programme, weekly engagements will be held in which business leaders and others will be equipped with knowledge of modern business trends to improve their chances to benefit from the oil sector that continue to generate opportunities to Ugandans.
Mr Allan Musoke Senkindu, a Senior Consultant, Capacity Development at Strategic Engagement has told Kazi-njema news that the weekly training sessions will continue until February 2023.
He added that the packages will include sales and marketing, business financing management, bidding and contract management, finance for non-finance business leaders, health and safety management and standards for the oil and gas industry and human resource management.
Mr Musoke said they have created an online registration form for participants accessible via the link below: https://forms.office.com/r/LRQB95EAZ5
As part of the Enterprise Development Training programme, business clinics have been scheduled where the registered enterprises will convene face to face and create stronger business and networking bonds. “We envisage that these interventions will further enhance the local content initiatives that the Oil and Gas sector is promoting,” added Mr Mosoke.
In recent stakeholder engagements in Hoima city by the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), the Authority’s Social Affairs Coordinator, Mr Sam Mugisa, challenged participants to always embrace any capacity building opportunities and gain knowledge of the industry.
He tipped that being informed about the oil business greatly helps one to invest and bid wisely to tap the available opportunities.
This story is published by Kazi-njema News in partnership with Strategic Engagement.