By Sue Bryant
3rd September 2019
Business in Uganda is relationship-based so take plenty of time to establish trust with Ugandan partners. Enquire politely after a counterpart’s family and health but keep questions general. Several meetings will be necessary before any business is done. Always dress smartly and always exhibit good manners. Ugandans are formal and polite and observing correct etiquette is important. Their body language and physical taboos are different from what an American or an Asian visitor might expect; handshakes may go on a very long time and a Ugandan man may take the hand of another man in a gesture of friendship or simply during conversation….