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Battling illicit trade

Private sector wants government to up game to protect genuine manufacturers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan companies including Unilever, Uganda Breweries Limited and BAT Uganda are carrying out sensitisation workshops countrywide to weed out illicit trade. Joanita Menya Mukasa, the managing director for Unilever Uganda said on March.16 …

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SEACOM expands network to Uganda, East Africa

Pan-African telecommunications service provider, SEACOM, unveiled its regional expansion strategy for the Ugandan and East African markets. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The launch held in Kampala on March 10 was attended by a cross-section of clients, business partners, staff, representatives of key government ministries and parastatals in Uganda, …

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Uganda ranks badly in logistics handling

But logistics industry executives see moderate-to-strong economic growth and little or no chance of recession in 2022 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is the least attractive economy to logistics providers, freight forwarders, air and ocean carriers, distributors and investors of the three main economies in the East African …

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Businesses reap as schools re-open

Privately owned schools and teachers owe financial institutions more than Shs1.5trillion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s decision to re-open schools after nearly two years to control the spread of coronavirus in the population has come as a blessing to traders in Kampala, according to Thadeus Musoke, the acting …

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UEGCL records Shs92bn net profit in FY2020/21

Profitability included Shs71bn from foreign exchange gains on Isimba loans Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “We yet congratulate ourselves upon the completion of another financial year in which despite the continued Covid-19 disruptions, we were able to make headway as a company,” Eng. Harrison Mutikanga said in his statement …

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Entebbe Airport gone or not?

The facts versus what government says and what public believes Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Does Uganda stand to lose control of Entebbe International Airport to Chinese lenders over a $350 million loan? The government says China cannot take the airport but the raised voices on the issue shows …

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