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ARTICLES 2008-2015

Meddie Iga; Tree nursery entrepreneur

By the Indepenent Team Iga enjoyed gardening and landscaping working with his father who owned and ran several tree nurseries in Entebbe. He later turned his passion into business by starting a tree and flower nursery of his own in Makerere. He says growing plant seedlings is a faster way …

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Rolling out agency banking

By Isaac Khisa Olumuyiwa Asagba is the chief executive officer of Interswitch  East Africa.  He spoke to Isaac Khisa about their operations, agency banking, and the financial services sector in Uganda. What is your leadership philosophy as a chief executive officer? Every leader needs to have a vision. That vision …

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Tom Okurut Vegetable farmer

By the Indepenent Team Growing vegetables is a business that anyone with a passion in farming can start and make money within a short while.  Tom Okurut started growing vegetables in a sack at his house because he had limited land. It would also be easy to manage.  “If you …

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Time for economic pragmatism

By David Nyende Infrastructure investments alone will not result in economic growth and development In answer to the question: “How do you make an economy grow?”, one economist wrote: “The secret of economic growth remains mysterious despite the tremendous efforts by economists into trying to solve it: neither free market …

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