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National Physical Planning Board cash strapped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Planned activities of the National Physical Planning Board – NPPB are on standstill due to funding constraints, the Board’s leadership has disclosed. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, Dr. Amanda Ngabirano, the Board’s Chairperson revealed that in this quarter, the Ministry of Finance, …

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Construction of new market in Mukono stalls over land

Mukono, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed construction of a modern market in Mukono Municipality hangs in balance due to the lack of sufficient land. The municipality was given green light by the Ministry of Local Government to present all the necessary requirements which include the land title and benefit …

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‘London route not viable for Uganda Airlines’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Wasswa Balunywa, the former Board Chairman of Uganda Airlines Corporation, says the revived national carrier should focus more on commencing flights to China and not the United Kingdom. He was responding to media reports that the airline has not yet acquired a permit …

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Coffee consortium seeks to eliminate middlemen

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers and Traders in South Western Uganda have formed a Coffee Investment Consortium to address challenges faced by the sector. The Coffee farmers cite Middlemen and low prices as the major challenges while the traders cite poor post-harvest methods. The coffee investment consortium …

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Algeria, France agree on renewed partnership

  Algiers, Algeria | Xinhua |  Algeria and France on Saturday signed a joint declaration for a “renewed partnership” at the end of the three-day visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. The document was signed by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Macron during a ceremony at the International Airport of …

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