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DFCU nets Shs 9.6bn profit

DFCU Bank shareholders are hopeful that 2016 will be good following the release of their company’s half year 2016 un-audited financial statements, which have indicated a Shs 9.6 billion increase in profit compared to the same period last year. According to the financial performance for the first half of the …

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Umeme profits slide

UMEME: NSSF to reap Shs 2.5 billion in dividend payment for first half of 2016 Utility company Umeme has released their 2016 half year results, which indicate that there was a significant revenue growth but an attendant rise in cost of sales means that there will be less profits for …

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Facebook Messenger allows for direct merchant sales

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook announced Monday a new online payment system that will allow businesses to sell directly to consumers on its Messenger application. “We’re kicking off the beginning of messages with payments that will allow businesses to sell products and services directly to customers in …

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Ugandans face South Sudan debt headache

 Government moves to get South Sudan pay up multi-million dollar debt to Ugandan traders Over the last nine years, Appolo Nyagamahe, the proprietor of the Aponye Enterprises, has been going through a period of bitterness. Since 2008, he has suffered the ordeal of being forced to liquidate some of his …

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VIDEO: Slow real estate growth affecting incomes – NSSF

VIDEO: The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has decried the slow growth rate in the real estate sector which is affecting the country’s economic performance. NSSF is concerned that investments in the sector are returning less than ought to be – which means government has to come up with policies to improve …

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Denmark to pay for Panama Papers data on tax evaders

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP | The Danish government said on Wednesday it would pay an anonymous source for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danish taxpayers. “We must use the necessary measures to catch the tax evaders hiding fortunes in for example Panama with the aim to …

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Japanese give Uganda thermal power boost

Toshiba, Uganda sign geothermal power agreement as Japan announces plan to spend $30b on African energy When President Yoweri Museveni met a Japanese delegation led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Nairobi August 28, he knew exactly what Uganda needed from Japan. At a brief meeting at the sixth Tokyo International …

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