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AYA Group is run like a family

By Patrick Kagenda AYA Group, which started 10 years ago, has become as a household name in the wheat flour business. It has diversified into bakery, biscuit manufacturing, transport, and now is involved in the hotel industry. AYA is the brain behind the famous Hilton Hotel which has become a …

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Nile Breweries posts 20% sales growth

By The Independent Reporters Nile Breweries Ltd posted a 20% growth in domestic sales volumes in the year to March 2009 driven by the redesign of bottles for their brand and a reduction in excise duty on economy brands.Managing Director, Nick Jenkinson noted that the company that brews Nile Special …

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`Oil: Not exporting crude is unwise’

Agencies In this article from Ratio Magazine, Andrea Bohnstedt speaks to Duncan Clarke, the Chairman and CEO of Global Pacific and Partners (GP&P), about Uganda’s emerging hydrocarbon sector, the creation of local refining capacity, and prospects for the sector in East Africa. Developments in Uganda’s petroleum sector have accelerated recently, …

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Rwanda fights poor customer care

By Magnus Mazimpaka More than 80% of customers in Rwanda lack alternative services and are forced to shop or visit the same businesses no matter how their services are. The Rwanda Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR) released a report last month revealing the status of customer service delivery …

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Real estate developer targets small savers

By Patrick Kagenda The Independent’s Patrick Kagenda talked to Noah Senyondo the Public Relations Officer at HB Matovu Property Consultants about their new concept in the real estate sector. What makes HB property consultants unique? At HB Property Consultants we are for the ordinary Ugandans to acquire property. Our package …

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At a glance: East African budgets

By Independent team Kenya Budget read by Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, deputy prime minister and minister for Finance of Kenya. Theme: overcoming today’s challenges for a better Kenya tomorrow Economy expected to grow by 3% in 2009/2010. Total revenue target for fiscal year 2009/10 is Kshs.569.6 billion (or 22.4% of GDP) …

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