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How SMEs can tap into oil and gas as first oil nears

Local firms need to enhance their capital base and strengthen corporate governance to benefit from the nascent sector Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Small and medium-sized enterprises need to enhance their capital base, embrace partnerships and adhere to high corporate governance standards to reap from the upcoming oil and …

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Terror attacks vs economic recovery

Economic recovery could be negatively impacted but that will depend on how the government handles the situation, experts say | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s economic recovery could backtrack due to the current terror threats and compounded Covid-19 hit, but experts believe, the government can still manage the situation. The country …

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S. Africa, Kenya agree to elevate relations

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said it was time to elevate the country’s relations with Kenya into a “strategic partnership.” He made the remarks after holding bilateral talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday. The …

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What the Kampala Jinja Expressway KJE will look like

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Monday launched the Request for Proposal (RFP) and online procurement process for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) Public-Private Partnership Project. The new expressway when done will address the existing Kampala-Jinja road inadequacy, which is a major bottleneck to transportation of …

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Endiro Coffee opens new shop at Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa

  Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A local beverage firm, Endiro Coffee has partnered Lacam lodge to set up its 11th shop at the Sipi Falls in Kapchorwa District to boost the country’s coffee consumption. Statistics from the Uganda Investment Authority indicates that Uganda is Africa’s largest coffee exporter …

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Italian Ambassador tips Uganda on coffee exports

Cultural and culinary week starts today to Nov.26 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Italian Ambassador to Uganda has said Ugandan coffee could fetch local farmers and the government more earnings if mechanisms are put in place to stop neighbouring countries from buying and rebranding it as their …

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