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Makerere University to accredit all hostels

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has resolved to start accrediting hostels that accommodate students.  This was revealed by the University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday. He said the move is aimed at enhancing the safety and security of its students. According to Nawangwe, of the 35,000 …

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Absa Uganda and Enterprise Uganda partner to upskill SMEs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Absa Bank Uganda and Enterprise Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two organisations partner to offer Micro, Small and Medium-size Enterprises (MSMEs) business development services and upskilling in financial literacy in 9 districts across Uganda. Beginning on 3 April …

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dfcu, ADC supports 28 women agribusiness entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At an event held recently in Kampala, a total of 28 women Agribusiness entrepreneurs graduated from the first cohort Business Accelerator Program (BAP) implemented by Agribusiness Development Centre and powered by dfcu Limited and Rabo Foundation. Launched last year, the Business Accelerator Program’s objective is …

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Uganda starts exports of army uniform to Equatorial Guinea

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja today flagged off the export of military consignments to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea at Entebbe Airbase. The consignment included 5,400 Cartons of Armed Forces Uniforms and accessories manufactured by Southern Range Nyanza Ltd …

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Bank of England raises interest rate to 4.25 pct

London, UK | Xinhua | The Bank of England (BoE) has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 4.25 percent, the highest since autumn 2008, according to a BoE statement issued on Thursday. At its meeting ending on Wednesday, the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted …

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Gunmen grab sh76million from Sironko businessmen

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Unidentified gunmen riding on numberless motorcycles have raided Namaguli and Bunyafwa sub-counties and made away with sh76.2 million from  local businessmen. According to Sironko Resident District Commissioner, Denis Ephraim, the gunmen who were also armed with sticks and machetes raided the residence of local businessman Mike …

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Tecno unveils Spark 10 series

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Uganda and TECNO Mobile, an innovative technology brand have unveiled the latest 4G device, the TECNO Spark 10 series in Uganda. With the Slogan ‘Glow As You Are’, the Spark 10, a 4G device is designed to empower users to express themselves and shine …

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