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Business lessons from the fall of Icarus

Only by understanding what is at stake can today’s businesspeople develop coherent and effective CSR strategies COMMENT | VANESSA BADRE | Balancing corporate social responsibility (CSR), which implies a long-term vision of how businesses can contribute to the broader social good, with a company’s daily operations is a formidable task. To …

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Private sector report: Business was low in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s private sector completed the third quarter (January-March) of this financial year on a lower note as firms reported lower business across the main economic sectors. The deterioration in business conditions during March, marked the end of a 16-month upward improvement trend in the health …

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Airtel Africa, Cisco supports businesses in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Airtel Africa, a telecommunications service provider announced a ground-breaking expansion of its service portfolio in collaboration with Cisco. The strategic partnership aims to empower businesses to seamlessly embark on their digital transformation journey by offering Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solutions across various service platforms. In today’s fast-paced …

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UEDCL promises more business to suppliers ahead of Umeme takeover

The company’s procurement list includes electricity poles, transformers, office equipment, cables, and various services Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is gearing up for an increase in operations and procurement, projecting a significant rise in annual spending from the current average of Shs50 billion. …

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Parliament Commission set for business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Commission, established under Article 87A of the Constitution, has been fully constituted with the endorsement of the Leader of the Opposition and four back bench Commissioners. Joel Ssenyonyi takes up the mantle of the Leader of the Opposition, replacing Mathias Mpuuga. Mpuuga will …

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UWEAL awards women in business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL) recently hosted the Annual Business Achievers; Awards and Gala Dinner in Kampala marking the culmination of the Month (November) of Women Entrepreneurs (MOWE), dedicated to celebrating and empowering women in business. MOWE is a month-long initiative designed to …

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BoU keeps interest rates unchanged

Since the last MPC in October, new data has shown that amidst a surge in fuel prices, inflation has continued to slow down Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Dec.6, the Bank of Uganda (BoU) kept the central bank rate unchanged and promised to keep monitoring inflation and ensuring the …

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