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LOBBY AND ADVOCACY

The Association has become the lobby arm of real estate on behalf of its members including, lobbying on tax issues in parliament, good regulatory environment with Ministry of Housing Lands and Urban development and making presentations on housing forums representing the real estate industry. The Association is represented on many of the committees in the ministry concerning housing policy issues.

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

AREA WOMEN COUNCIL

AREA Uganda Women council is an arm under AREA Uganda that was formed to encourage women to engage in real estate.  

Its  Mission is to empower women to exercise their potential as entreprenuers and industry leaders.

Vision statement-Through our influence as successful businessreal estate practioners, women will effect positive change in the profession and in the broder community.

The Women Council has a committee that ensures smooth runing of its activities.

The Women Council committee:

  1. Clothilda Nakimbugwe        Chairperson
  2. Sarah Katende                   Vice Chairperson  & Treasurer
  3. Lillian Sentamu Kaddu        Research,Sponsorships & Development
  4. Hazeda Kirunda Naigaga     Publicity
  5. Phiona Lwanga                  Committee Member
  6. Racheal Mirembe               Committee Member
  7. Shiela Kaijuka                   Committee Member 
  8. Damalie Mukiibi                 Committee Member
  9. Harriet Mucunguzi              Committee Member
  10. Shirley Kongai                   Committee Member

 Goals of the AREA Uganda Women Council Include;

  • To raise awareness and education levels of women in the field of property rights in Uganda.
  • To be a source of education and business tols focused on the needs of women real estate professionals/entreprenuers at all stages of development.
  • To showcase and promote the achievements and impact of women in real estate
  • To be a dynamic, accessible and diverse network, linking resources and member expertise to drive business success.
  • To identify, build, support leaders in business and the industry.
AREA WOMEN COUNCIL
  1. AREA Uganda Women council is an arm under AREA Uganda that was formed to encourage women to engage in real estate.  

    Its  Mission is to empower women to exercise their potential as entreprenuers and industry leaders.

    Vision statement-Through our influence as successful businessreal estate practioners, women will effect positive change in the profession and in the broder community.

    The Women Council has a committee that ensures smooth runing of its activities.

    The Women Council committee:

    1. Clothilda Nakimbugwe        Chairperson
    2. Sarah Katende                  Vice Chairperson  & Treasurer
    3. Lillian Sentamu Kaddu        Research,Sponsorships & Development
    4. Hazeda Kirunda Naigaga     Publicity
    5. Phiona Lwanga                  Committee Member
    6. Racheal Mirembe               Committee Member
    7. Shiela Kaijuka                   Committee Member 
    8. Damalie Mukiibi                 Committee Member
    9. Harriet Mucunguzi              Committee Member
    10. Shirley Kongai                   Committee Member

     Goals of the AREA Uganda Women Council Include;

    • To raise awareness and education levels of women in the field of property rights in Uganda.
    • To be a source of education and business tols focused on the needs of women real estate professionals/entreprenuers at all stages of development.
    • To showcase and promote the achievements and impact of women in real estate
    • To be a dynamic, accessible and diverse network, linking resources and member expertise to drive business success.
    • To identify, build, support leaders in business and the industry

AREA PROGRAMS

AREA UGANDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

AREA Uganda for the past 5 years has been holding annual conferences and different themes and topics are discussed each year to boost the real estate industry.

The theme for 2016 was "Affordability of Home Ownership in Uganda."  This conference attracted delegates from USA- Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and International Real Property Foundation (IRPF), we also had the Real Estate Association of Rwanda (REAR) and many other important people in Uganda. We were Privileged to have Bank of Uganda as our partner and core sponsor for this conference. Other sponsors included DFCU bank, JUMIA House & Stanbic Bank.

The conference was a 2 day event and started off with a training on how to Build your organization's course for success and it was on day 1 conducted by the Institute of Real Estate Manangement (IREM).

We had presentations from Uganda Bureau of Statistics, Bank of Uganda, Stanbic bank, Jumia House, Dfcu Bank, Crest Group, among others. Pesentations are available in the resource centre. You can check out http://www.areauganda.org/publish/?resource=resource

The conference was graced by the Governor Bank of Uganda who gave the opening remarks and flagged it off. The State Minister for Housing Hon.Dr. Chris Baryomunsi gave the closing remarks on the 18th Nov. 2016.

The 2017 Conference will be held on the 17th November and the theme is contribution of real estate sector to development of the economy.

AREA INVESTMENT CLUB

AREA Uganda Investment club was formed in 2016 with an executive committee which controls the authority of the investment club and conducts the day to day business of the investment club committee includes

  • Chairperson- Mwesigwa Micheal
  • Vice Chairperson- Mutungi Brian
  • Treasurer- Namara Esther
  • Secretary- Deo Sekamwa

The Objectives include;
  • To mobilize savings from its members by way of monthly contribution to the investment club fund and to encourage members to raise funds for savings in every possible way.
  • To advance loans to members for productive purposes and to charge interest thereon at such rates and such terms as shall be agreed on  from time to time and as laid out in these bye laws.
  • To carry on, develop and improve any trade business whether manufacturing  or otherwise which may seem to the investment club capable of being conveniently carried on in connection with its objectives herein or calculated directly to enhance the value or render more profitable any of the investment club's property, assets or rights.
  • To invest the club funds in such ways as are financially profitable be it in buildings and other related ventures and for this matter to engage in property and real estate development, habitat, environment and real property development and to deal with other housing and development concerns in Uganda.
  • For the realization of the above objectives the club may do all acts and things permissible under regulations there under these bye laws or any enactment of parliament.
  • Political interference shall be kept out of the investment club but members of all political leanings can be members if they fulfill the required qualifications for membership.
  • To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the investment club objects or any of them or the performance of its functions.
  • MEMBERSHIP  TO THE INVESTMENT CLUB
a)  The following qualifications are required to join the investment
  1. Any person who has attained 18 years of age.
  2. Any person who is a member of the Association of real estate Agents of Uganda
  3. Any Investment club that is conducting real estate business and incorporated under the laws of Uganda with noble objectives or an unincorporated body of persons with permission from the members.
b)  All applicants for membership shall;
  1. Make an application for admission giving their names, address and other particulars as specified in the application form.
  2. They shall be seconded and affirmed by atleast two existing  and fully paid up members of investment club. This provision shall not apply to the founder members.
c)  Membership shall cease when a member;
  1. Dies.
  2. Is expelled from the investment club by the Annual General Meeting.
  3. Ceases to be a member of the Association of Real Estate Agents Uganda.
  4. Is declared an Undischarged bankrupt or a criminal under the law. 
  5. When they have been repaid all the amount standing to their credit as members.
  6. Fails to pay the required monthly contributions. Sufficient notice shall be deemed such notice as shall be given by the committee.
For more information about the investment club please contact the Head of programs on 0775872165 / 0703765972 or email programs@areauganda.org

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