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COVID-19: Makerere student ventures into selling shoes online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A third-year student of Makerere University has used the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 to venture into business which he promotes using online social media platforms. Allan Katende, who is pursuing a degree course in Agriculture and Rural Innovation, looks …

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Govt defends petroleum distributors as fuel prices shoot up

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has defended petroleum distribution companies in Uganda against accusations that they are overcharging motorists for fuel products. The ministry says that it is still convinced that the fuel product distributors are well within acceptable margins, but that …

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Kenya urges manufacturers to expand range of goods

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya on Friday urged the local manufacturing community to expand the range of products available in readiness for the expansion of market opportunities in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Betty Maina, the Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, called …

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UBOS: 80% of women experience violence at work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 8 out of 10 women in Uganda have experienced some form of violence at their places of work, according to a new study done by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). The study was conducted between February 2020 and February 2021, on …

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