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Investing in women is smart economics-WB

The government has helped women start small businesses but more female entrepreneurs need to move into larger business space to drive economic recovery and industrial transition Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s economic recovery will be faster, stronger, and more sustainable if it brings more women into the center …

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NHCC, Stanbic to develop housing units for sale

High costs involved in provision of other services such as water, roads and electricity have been cited as the main hindrances for provision of low cost housing Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Housing and Construction Company Limited, Stanbic Properties Limited, and Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited have entered a …

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Fighting cancer amidst poverty

The political elite have not understood what the poor ordinary people go through because they are not treated in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | When Zebiya Kabugho’s became diseased in 2020, she travelled about 300km from Rwenzori Mountains to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) where she was …

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Leaving COP26 empty-handed

Mt. Elgon communities cling to tested self-help models Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Three weeks before the just ended COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Kate Airey; the British High Commissioner to Uganda visited the Mt. Elgon district of Bududa in eastern Uganda. She told her audience that she had …

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Rural entrepreneurs model for clean energy

Providing access to clean energy products in rural Uganda offers lessons on how to scale climate action COMMENT | MARVIN TUMUSIIME | It’s a little-known fact outside of this part of the world, that Uganda is a hotspot for entrepreneurs. My home of Uganda is brimming with an enterprising community …

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Festive season blues

Mixed views on opportunities for traders Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How will perennial festive season spenders behave amidst slow economic recovery that has not enhanced peoples’ disposable income? What are the chances that traders will make some money this time around given that COVID-19 lockdown measures are somewhat …

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