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Kenya sets up transport, logistics network to cut business costs

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday established a framework for the management, coordination and integration of public port, railway and pipeline services under the Kenya Transport and Logistics Network (KTLN). In an Executive Order issued in Nairobi, Kenyatta said the network brings together Kenya Ports Authority …

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Business confidence surges after ease in lockdown restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Confidence in the country’s business activities surged in July with business owners experiencing more demand for their goods after the country lifted much of the coronavirus restrictions, a survey has said. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) published monthly by Stanbic bank recorded a 50.3 …

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UBA Uganda appoints new CEO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pan-African lender, United Bank for Africa, Uganda, has appointed Chioma Mang as the new Chief Executive Officer to replace John Agoreyo. Agoreyo, who has been at the helm of the lender for the last four years, has seen UBA Uganda move from a loss …

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UBA Group appoints new deputy MD for Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nigerian-based United Bank for Africa Plc. has appointed Oliver Alawuba as deputy Managing Director in charge of Africa businesses. The lender operates in 20 African countries including Uganda. Also appointed is Ayoku Liadi as deputy managing director in charge of UBA Nigeria. The lender …

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Traders seek more funding to recover from lockdown effects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala based traders have asked the government to make more money accessible to small scale traders through the Uganda Microfinance support centre. Issa Ssekitto, the spokesperson of Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA, an umbrella for the business community, says that businesses need a stimulus to …

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How to boost cross-border financing solutions in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | How can African countries boost cross-border financing solutions on the continent? This was the main issue discussed during the Pan-African e-conference hosted by the United Capital PLC, a Nigerian-based financial and investment Services Company, on Friday. Peter Ashade, the Group CEO at United Capital Plc. …

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