“In order to create jobs, especially for the youth, there is need to raise private investment in labor-intensive industries. Besides providing jobs, labor-intensive industries – historically manufacturing – can pave the way for continuous upgrading to higher value-added economic activities. … In light of the slow growth of the manufacturing sector, Uganda needs to find alternatives for the creation of productive jobs if the country is to achieve its Vision 2040. Service oriented industries that share key firm characteristics with manufacturing firms have the potential to enhance growth and create decent employment opportunities.”