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2020 Economy: Year of Covid-19

How coronavirus turned Uganda’s economy upside down Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | 2020 has been a bad year for the economy. Growth opportunities have been hampered by the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown measures which led to closure of businesses and general decline in demand for goods. Jobs …

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UEGCL commissions more projects under Isimba Dam project

The company now plans to rollout CDAP second phase that will include rural electrification, tree planting along R. Nile and improving water and sanitation facilities Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Generation Company executives have commissioned community development projects in Kayunga District in fulfilment of a promise made …

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High interest rates explained

Government executives fail to provide viable options to lower interest rates as experts propose initiatives Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda government’s over-reliance on borrowing from the local market is the main reason behind the high interest rates. This was the general assessment that stakeholders during a seminar held …

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Surging interest rates could slow economic recovery

Lending to be directed to sectors crucial to socio-economic development including SMEs, trade, industry and agri-business Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Interest rates have risen over the past two quarters this year but commercial bank executives say current levels are still fair to both lenders and borrowers. The latest …

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UEDCL revenues jump to Shs70bn

Technology, network expansion and investments in a new pole plant will drive revenues up going forward, executives say | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited has reported a sharp rise in revenue from Shs54bn in FY2017/2018 to Shs70bn in FY2018/2019 citing increased electricity network in rural areas. Paul …

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2020/2021 election economy

Tough times ahead as miscalculated spending, political activities and coronavirus threaten fast recovery of economic activities  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy has been on a recovery path following the easing of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, but the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming general elections is the latest concern, economists …

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Xeno assets jump to Shs8bn

Number of investors almost reach 1, 000 in just three years of business  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | XENO Investment Management Limited has reported a Shs8bn as assets under its management for the year ended December 2019, signaling a growing interest in equity investments among the population. Aeko Ongodia, …

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