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Coffee and tourism key to our growth agenda – Rugunda

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda is optimistic that the synergy between the tourism and coffee sub-sectors will be instrumental to getting Uganda’s economy to middle income status. Rugunda was speaking as Chief Guest at the first annual Coffee and Tourism Symposium and Exposition at Golden Tulip …

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Women NGO wants minimum wage to protect employees

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is an urgent need to prioritise the revisions on the proposed minimum wage bill to protect the interests of employees and boost their morale at work according to Eunice Musiime, the executive director for Akina Mama wa Afrika, a feminist-Pan-African leadership development organization. Musiime …

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Plug revenue leakages-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Revenue Authority must install big scanners at all entry and exit points to boost revenue collection, according President Yoweri Museveni. President Museveni, who was speaking during the recently concluded symposium dubbed ‘first science model workshop’ organised by URA in partnership with the African Tax …

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Hope as Museveni’s youth initiative takes shape

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda has the world’s youngest population with over 78% of its population below the age of 30. With just under eight million youth aged 15-30, the country also has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Sub-Saharan Africa. Such a high and unemployed youth …

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Umeme’s new target

ERA wants the power distributor to connect more customers, cut losses Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Selestino Babungi, the managing director of Uganda’s largest power distribution company, Umeme, wants the industry regulator, Uganda Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to set for them fair targets amid high consumer expectations. Babungi said fair …

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Uganda to host first coffee, tourism symposium

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | In a bid to showcase opportunities, come December 6, Uganda will host the first Coffee and Tourism Symposium and Exposition at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala. It is being organised by Coffee Tourism Uganda, in collaboration with the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) under the Ministry of …

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Cement prices plunge

New study shows the industry is expected to register growth in the next five years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Buyers of cement have a reason to smile as cement prices fall citing oversupply. A 50kg bag of cement is now trading at Shs 28,000 compared with Shs 38,000 …

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Jumia rewards winners for its Black Friday campaign

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Four lucky customers for online shop company, Jumia have won themselves goods line up for Black Friday campaign, officials said on Nov.19. The items won included two television sets, a mobile phone and one fridge. The winners are: Luis Paul, Enoch Jacob Masinde, Richard Kalule …

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Vivo Energy launches new fuels

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fuel distributor, Vivo Energy Uganda has launched new fuels with additives to give motorists best and extra levels of performance. Speaking to motorists during a tour of the company’s depot in Namuwongo near Kampala city on Nov.12, Gilbert Assi, the company’s managing director said the …

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