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Bwebajja J & M Hotel auction date set

Barclays Bank has instructed Quickway Auctioneers and Court Bailiffs to auction J&M Airport Rd Hotel Apartments and Leisure Centre Ltd to recover a loan amounting to more than Sh 4.7 billion. A notice published on July 4 indicated that the property, sitting on approximately 30.5 acres, would be auctioned to …

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Elusive electricity

New report shows access to electricity has risen but complaints about poor service delivery persist The proportion of Ugandans who use paraffin for lighting has dropped dramatically from 84% in 2008 to 47% in 2015 while those using electricity have risen from 10% to 26% over the same period, according …

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Balance of trade quandary

Government, analysts search for elusive answers over declining exports, rising imports About 700 trucks enter Uganda daily from Mombasa Port in Kenya, loaded with all types of goods. However, most of them go back empty for lack of exports, a situation that makes transport costs rather prohibitive for Ugandan importers. …

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TMEA launches second phase

Regional trade facilitation organisation to pump between Shs 2.66 – Shs 2.83 trillion in region On May 31, executives at Trademark East Africa, a not-for- profit organization that supports the East African Community integration process in trade policy reforms and trade-related infrastructure, gathered in Kampala. The meeting was intended to …

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MTN’s Shs 380 bn investments

Telecom giant to roll out optic cable countrywide, to build state-of-the-art headquarters in Kampala On March 04, MTN CEO Brian Gouldie told journalists at a press briefing that the company was going to invest Shs 238 billion in its network in Uganda in 2016. On May 26 – exactly three …

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Incubators to the rescue

Currently, Africa has about six agribusiness incubators, two of which are in Uganda At just 27, Sam Turyatunga is the proprietor of Tursam Investments Ltd, the producers of Uhuru branded juices. In 2015, he was producing 15,000 litres of juice and had a turnover of $5,000 (Shs 17 million) per …

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