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Gideon Badagawa, champion of private sector, dies

Fallen economist and statistician hailed as tireless advocate of the business community OBITUARY | IAN KATUSIIME | Covid19 continues to claim some of Uganda’s most impactful minds. Gideon Badagawa, executive director of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), succumbed to coronavirus on the early morning of June 21 at Mulago Hospital, …

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Kasaija’s tax burden

  How to raise money from ideas that failed Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Finally its May, the month in which parliament as the Committee of Supply debates and passes the 2021/22 national budget. Unlike in recent years, the focus of debate has shifted from sector allocation to another …

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Inside the Kenya-Uganda trade talks

Access to Kenyan market still a pain for Ugandan traders Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Ugandan traders had high hopes when Betty Maina, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development visited Uganda on a recent weeklong bilateral visit. The local traders hoped that the key issues that …

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High interest rates explained

Government executives fail to provide viable options to lower interest rates as experts propose initiatives Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda government’s over-reliance on borrowing from the local market is the main reason behind the high interest rates. This was the general assessment that stakeholders during a seminar held …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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Behind URA’s Shs700bn shortfall

Taxman to capitalize on new revenue collection initiatives to achieve better results going ahead Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Doris Akol, the Commissioner General at the Uganda Revenue Authority and her team have recently been in the news over failure to hit the revenue target. This is happening amidst …

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Mukwano’s management style

It should be a model for Ugandan businesses Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ugandan businesses are said to suffer from the founder’s syndrome; a situation where a business operates primarily according to the personality of its founder. It gets worse when the founder dies. However experts say majority of …

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CEOs take on the new budget

They see opportunities for business, economy in FY2019/2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Conversations on the recently read new budget are gaining momentum amongst key players like chief executive officers of corporate firms. The executives, from key sectors of banking, manufacturing, industry, information technology, agriculture, trade are believed to …

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