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GoldStar eyes sector opportunities

Azim Tharani, is the Managing Director for GoldStar Insurance Company Limited. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about industry opportunities Give a brief description of GoldStar Insurance services in Uganda? We were incorporated in 1994 but started business in 1996 when the industry was in its infancy stage by …

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Pushing for a green economy and clean energy

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution. Africa Renewal’s Zipporah Musau spoke with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya, on how African countries can mitigate some of these challenges and the opportunities ahead. What …

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Pension to be largest sector in Uganda

Martin A. Nsubuga was confirmed as the Chief Executive Officer for Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) in June 2019. He broadly spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about his plan and emerging issues in Uganda’s pension sector. What is it that you have started off with as substantive CEO? …

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dfcu driving commodity finance

Godfrey Mundua is dfcu bank’s head of corporate banking that handles one big segment in the institution called commodity financing. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about the opportunities this line of credit is offering. What is commodity structured finance all about? Structured commodity finance is a specialised way …

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NSSF will not lend directly to government-MD

The government’s plan to amend the current NSSF Act has caused uproar among the public in the past days. NSSF’s Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba, spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about the motives behind the proposed law and its implications to the members and economy. What does this NSSF Amendment …

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Regulate artisanal and small-scale mining

The Africa Centre for Energy and Mineral Policy (ACEMP) organised the first ever Uganda national conference and exhibition on artisanal and small-scale mining and quarrying in Kampala on July 25-26. The Independent’s Julius Businge spoke to Don Binyina Bwesigye, the ACEMP’s executive director on the significance of the event to …

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