The country's economy centers around the service sector, with export taxes being lower than in most other West African countries. The country's top export products include coffee, tea, rubber, and gold. Some of these products are in short supply, leading to shortages in the organized markets, especially in the capital, Kampala, which is more than 200 Kilometers from the coast. In April 2011, the Uganda government banned the export of raw coffee beans and made some retailers pay for the company name, to help farmers with export-related taxes.
The principal non-governmental organization is One NGO, an organization set up with the support of Development Gateway, a London-based NGO and is funded by the United Nations Development Program. Its work is largely focused on the civil society and field-level advice and support that are vital for the implementation of programs. It is also responsible for providing technical advice and other aspects.
Organized into four regional divisions and seven district sub-offices. Its headquarters is in Kampala. The other divisions are in Hoima, Lira, Kyankwanzi, Mbale, Mbarara, Nsanje and Soroti. The NSSF Act of 1984 covers most employees and comprises the following funds:
Uganda is a tropical country, with a year-round, sufficient rainfall, and a fairly uniform tropical climate. Its soils are fertile and moderately well drained. Uganda is bordered by Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. On the south lies the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, protected bilaterally and with the presence of the African Union Mission to the Congo. Its eastern border is Rwanda.
The 2003 Ugandan Social Security Act, which has since been amended, began the process of establishing a National Social Security Fund (NSSF), which will be a self funding social security scheme for senior citizens and partially or fully sponsored social security schemes for children and disabled individuals. 7211a4ac4a