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Umeme records Shs139bn net profit

Performance is attributed to increase in electricity demand, cost reduction Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Shareholders of power distributor, Umeme Limited will not go home with nothing in their Annual General Meeting slated later in the year as the company recorded a slight increase in net profit from Shs132bn …

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Equity bank, FSDU to boost refugee’s livelihoods

Looming project will promote financial inclusion and economic prosperity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Financial institutions are carrying out a study to inform potential investors about the viability of doing business in refugee settlement areas and host communities. Equity Bank, Financial Sector Deepening Africa, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda and …

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UN agency unveils $15m digital project

It is targeting one million people in key economy sectors Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Small and medium businesses in northern Uganda now have a big opportunity to exploit from a Shs57bn new project that aims to use information technology tools to offer services for the next five years. …

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Musinguzi new URA boss, Atingo-Ego BOU deputy governor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed John Musinguzi Rujoki as new Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General and named Dr Michael Atingo-Ego Bank of Uganda deputy governor. Musinguzi has been presidential advisor on ICT and investment and board chairman of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA). He will replace …

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Business hit hard as taxis are grounded in Luweero town

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Several traders and proprietors of restaurant in Luweero Taxi Park are crying foul following the ban on public transport. On Wednesday, President, Yoweri Museveni announced a 14-day travel ban on public transport to curtail the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. On Thursday, taxi …

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KYAMBADDE: Police and LDUs should stop beating people

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has said that shops that are not within markets should not be closed. She also warned Police and Local Defence Units (LDU) teams to stop beating people, and urged traffic officers to refer those …

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Centum Investment’s Midas touch

Centum, East Africa’s largest publicly listed investment firm, seems to turn everything it comes into contact with into gold. James Mworia, the company’s CEO, explains to African Business Magazine’s Tom Collins what gives it the Midas touch Founded in Nairobi in 1967, Centum Investment has evolved into East Africa’s leading …

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