Corruption tops agenda of world chambers of business meeting



Rukaari, the president of the Uganda National Chamber of Trade and Investment, is in the French Capital, Paris to attend the General Council meeting taking place from February 12 to 13.


Uganda’s representative to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) world federation, Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari has joined presidents of various chambers of business and trade to deliberate corruption and how the vice is affecting the business environment across the world. Rukaari, the president of the Uganda National Chamber of Trade and Investment, is in the French Capital, Paris to attend the General Council meeting taking place from February 12 to 13. The businessman and property mogul was elected to the ICC Council in November last year as a co-opted member, selected from more than 50 entrants. The ICC General Council meeting is an annual gathering of 22 members from various countries that sit on the governing council. The session on anti-corruption / integrity beyond the compliance aspect will be chaired by Max Burger Scheidlin (Austria) and Nikolaus Schultze, ICC’s Global Policy Director. “This is an essential subject of ICC’s Peace and Prosperity Knowledge Hub and we are particularly interested in discussing the role of Chambers and the importance to consider the longer-term economics of corruption / “non-corruption” in their countries,” reads a statement from the ICC. As a member of the General Council, Rukaari will also be a judge in the selection of the 13th World Chambers Congress co-organiser. Held every two years and organised by ICC WCF, the World Chambers Congress takes place each time in a different region of the world. The Congress was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2019, and will take place in Dubai, UAE on February 23-25 2021.   The three candidates for the 2023 congress are Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Services in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Moscow and the Stavanger Chamber of Commerce in Stavanger, Norway. Candidates will February 13, make live presentations of their bids to the ICC WCF General Council. After their live presentation, the candidates will have until February 27 to send an updated electronic version of their bid book if necessary (slight amendments, responding to jury members questions made during the live presentation). Judges will have until March 06 to vote and the co-organiser chamber will be announced on March 17.


This article was originally published on New Vision.

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