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Pesapal ventures into powering petrol station payment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pesapal has unveiled a new Forecourt Management Solution in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania delivering integrated payments alongside monitoring and data tools. The solution drives the automation of fuel and retail management processes, seamlessly connecting distribution points and digital payments – backed up with tools to reduce …

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DPF’s assets increase by 15% to Shs1.15trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Deposit Protection Fund has recorded a 15% surge in assets to Shs 1.15 trillion for the year ended June 2022, with investments held in government treasury bills and treasury bonds. Financial results released on Jan.31 show that the fund’s surplus and reserves account increased …

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Putting bat meat on the table

Hunt for Ebola in the Rwenzori mountains turns into discussion of nutrition, love, and sex The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a five-year project known as the “Strategies to Prevent Spillover” in seven priority African and Asian countries whose aim is to strengthen their capacities to identity, …

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Uganda Air Cargo gets new board of directors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has appointed a new board of directors for the Uganda Air Cargo Corporation. The State Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Godfrey Kabbyanga, said the cabinet had approved Capt Gad Gasatura as the new board chairperson. Others are Lt Gen Charles Okidi, the …

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MPs break off to oversee Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, granted legislators a two-week recess to conduct oversight into the operation of the Parish Development Model. In a letter addressed to the MPs, the Speaker said that in May 2022, Parliament appropriated Shs1.49 trillion to the Parish Development Model …

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Coca-Cola to empower 10,000 youth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 10,000 youth in 10 higher education institutions will be enrolled in a digital coaching and mentorship programme called Boundless Minds in partnership with Coca-Cola Beverages Uganda (CCBU). The project will intensively mentor 100 students from different institutions who will be recruited as …

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UDB staff graduate at Kyankwanzi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Staff of Uganda Development Bank graduated in transformative leadership from the National Leadership Institute (NALI) – Kyankwanzi on Jan.31, the lender said in a media release. The two weeks leadership training was aimed at facilitating and developing quality leaders who would stimulate Uganda’s socio-economic transformation …

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Ugandans urged to harness the power of mobile phones

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts said it is appalling that Ugandans have ignored the power of using mobile phones to be able to make money online. Speaking during a workshop by players in the creative sector including artists, poets, writers, filmmakers, photographers and fashion designers among others, Aidah Agwang, …

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Namuganza runs to court to challenge censure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza ran to the Civil Division of the High Court in Kampala to challenge her recent censure by Parliament. In the suit, Namuganza, who is also the Bukono County legislator listed the Attorney General as the respondent and accused parliament …

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