The US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac has been at the forefront of major developments in Uganda. Key among them, is the role she played in the recent signing of the oil refinery deal between government and the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium. She was also recently part of the delegation that was in the US to promote Uganda’s coffee. Ismail Musa Ladu was part of journalists where Malac addressed a number of issues including the refinery deal, the economy, role of the private sector and commercial relationship between the US and Uganda. Below are excerpts.