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Opportunity Bank wants to become One Stop Shop

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | In a bid to offer a wide range of products to its clientele, Opportunity Bank, which is currently categorized under a tier II category of banks, is engaging the regulator, the Bank of Uganda (BoU) on elevating its status to tier I to serve …

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Uganda showcasing coffee, tea in Moscow expo

Moscow, Russia | THE INDEPENDENT | The Embassy of Uganda in Moscow in collaboration with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority are showcasing coffee at the Coffee and Tea Expo taking place March 15 to 17 in Moscow. Uganda Coffee Development Authority ( UCDA) is one of the major exhibitors at …

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Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Nigeria oil spills

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria was on Friday urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes. Rights group Amnesty International said there were “reasonable doubts” about how the spills happened, suggesting corrosion rather than oil …

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20 companies on board for NSSF Kampala Hash run

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Over 20 companies have so far signed up for the NSSF Kampala Hash run that is aimed at raising Shs 400 million for the renovations of selected public schools in Kampala. The money collected will go towards helping Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) renovate schools under its …

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Auditor General, CSBAG to work together

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A group of civil society organizations under their umbrella group, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) are concerned about government’s failure to implement the recommendations in the Auditor General’s (AG) reports documents over the years. The group, headed by the Executive Director, Julius Mukunda, said …

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Bdf- Women’s bridge to accessing finance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | BDF is an independent company that was created in collaboration of the Government of Rwanda and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD). The fund is one of the implementing institutions of the National SME Development Policy and has been mandated to implement the “Access …

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