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Court okays re-opening of Parliament canteen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has allowed Parliament to permit a new firm to operate the Members restaurant and bar. High Court Judge, Lydia Mugambe Ssali dismissed an application by Hellenar’s Restaurant, the firm that had operated the Parliament Restaurant and Bar for the last three …

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Over 200 hectares of land earmarked for cement factory in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Moroto District Local government has offered more than 228.1 hectares of land for the establishment of a cement factory amidst contests from the community. The decision to allocate the land to Uganda Development Cooperation-UDC and its partners TSAVO Engineers and Savanna Mines was reached during …

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MPs reject sh250 billion for Namave land

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee have rejected a request of sh250 billion by the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to purchase 446 acres of land in Namanve. The land is intended to help expand the Kampala Industrial Business Park. Led by the …

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TEF opens applications for 5th Entrepreneurship Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. …

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