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VIDEO: UCC boss says Uganda Telecom should close

VIDEO:  Uganda Telecom Company is in the spotlight for reportedly operating outside the law, with Uganda Communications Commission saying it should have been closed. Uganda Communications Commission executive director Eng. Godffrey Mutaabazi says the company’s license needed to have been revoked earlier. Mutabazi was appearing before a parliament select committee …

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Sorry; no Christmas in Kampala

New regulations hamper businesses in nation’s capital In the past, downtown Kampala has always been the busiest place in the nation. Usually crowded streets like Nabugabo Road, Kikuubo, Ben Kiwanuka Street and Luwum Street become impassable as pedestrians jostle to find a way through the Christmas-themed goods on display. This …

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Minister, MPs clash over Chinese petty traders

Legislators sitting on the parliamentary committee of trade recently clashed with Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde over the presence of Chinese traders still involved in petty trade. The follow decisions reached earlier that that the foreign traders either set up bigger businesses or leave the country within 3 months. Kyambadde whose …

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East Africa’s biggest solar plant launched

Residents of the eastern Uganda town of Soroti may be set to enjoy more stable and affordable power supply following the commissioning of East Africa’s largest solar power plant in the district. The $19million power plant, which is Uganda’s first gridconnected solar plant, will generate 10MW of power, with the …

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Egypt’s Sisi in Uganda on Sunday

Trade will be key on the agenda when Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives in Kampala on Sunday for a one-day official visit to Uganda. Sisi, here on the invitation of President Yoweri Museveni, will be accompanied by a trade delegation from Egypt and will hold bilateral talks and joint press …

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