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MTN’s licence fees could go up

Airtel, Africell likely to face similar fate as government seek more revenue Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | MTN Uganda might pay higher licence fees than had earlier anticipated following the regulator’s decision to introduce a new licensing regime. The Uganda Communication Commission, in its latest licensing framework, states that …

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One Injured in Mbale ‘Waragi processing plant’ fire

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person is nursing wounds at Mbale Regional Referral Hospital following a fire outbreak at a waragi processing plant in Mbale.  The injured, whose identity hasn’t been established, was rushed to hospital by residents who rushed to the building in Wagagai Cell in Nkoma …

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HP rejects takeover bid from Xerox

Washington, United States | AFP |  HP Inc. said Sunday it turned down a $33 billion hostile takeover bid from Xerox, saying it undervalued the computer and printer maker. But the HP board said it still would like to discuss the possibility of reaching a deal with its rival, a …

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Oil and gas partners caution SMEs over procurement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  International Joint Venture Partners operating in Uganda’s Oil and Gas Sector have cautioned the Country’s Small and Medium Enterprises to expect no compromise in procurement in the industry.     They say they are committed to maintaining a high standard in the industry while sub-contracting to …

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