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Pearl Dairy 5 year growth projection

New markets, increased consumption, and stable EAC economy will boost returns, company executives say Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Executives at Pearl Dairy Farms Limited expect a boom in business in the next five years supported by an increase in milk consumption, new markets and the easing of trade …

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Come to the stock market for capital

Uganda Securities Exchange tells manufacturers recovering from COVID-19 pandemic stress Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS  BUSINGE | As manufacturers weather the tough times caused by COVID-19 lockdown and related restrictions, executives at the Uganda Securities Exchange say, doors are open for raising capital to reboot business activities. Speaking on behalf of …

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NSSF hit by COVID-19

The pandemic has eroded return on contributor’s savings Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s pension firm, National Social Security Fund, will pay low interest rates on contributor’s savings due to the impact of coronavirus pandemic. NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, flanked by his deputy, Patrick Ayota, said on Sep.24 …

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Airlines ready to fly out of Entebbe Airport

Airlines in all regions are expected to record negative operating income in 2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic nearly brought the aviation industry on its knees, with thousands of flights banned in many countries around the world, but it is picking up again. Several airlines including, Uganda …

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Bank of Baroda’s move for 2020

The lender will now focus on technology usage, human resource capabilities and credit earnings from agriculture, manufacturing sectors to drive growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda, India is focusing on investing in technology to offer efficient and timely …

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Businesses canceling planned investments

Majority of the respondents do not anticipate demand for their products to increase until after 2021 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Several businesses are cancelling planned investments as a measure to survive the negative economic impact caused by COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the Institute …

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No tax relief for retrenched workers

URA’s legal win means benefits will be subjected to PAYE Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | It is now official that workers who will be paid benefits as a result of retrenchment will be subjected to Pay as You Earn tax – which is 30% of the total earnings. This …

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