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Sugar price to drop further

Manufacturers cite increased imports and declining demand from foreign markets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports. Statistics from the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), which consist …

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Stanbic set to open a business incubator in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s largest commercial bank, Stanbic, is set to open a business incubator to stir growth of small and medium enterprises countrywide. “The incubator will provide an enabling environment for SMEs to enhance their capacity, enabling their businesses to survive, operate successfully and grow,” Stanbic Bank …

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KQ to unveil flights to Mauritius

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, has announced plans to fly four times a week to Mauritius starting June, giving customers more options to travel to the Indian Ocean archipelago. The carrier said the new flight will also set it up to take advantage of traffic …

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DFCU becomes the 8th bank cleared to sale insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDENT | DFCU bank has become the 8th bank to receive a certificate from the insurance regulator, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA-U) to start selling insurance products at its 67 branches countrywide. This is backed by the Financial Institutions Amendment Act 2016. During the handover ceremony at IRA …

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NSSF contributions to hit Shs 9 trillion soon

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s National Social Security Fund contributions will soon hit Shs9 trillion due to increased compliance and introduction of voluntary contributions, according to the Fund’s Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba. Byarugaba, who spoke during the launch of Fund’s Corporate Centre at Workers House in Kampala, said company’s …

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Microenterprise graduation leads to higher consumption, asset ownership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A one-year microenterprise graduation program targeting the ultra-poor in rural Africa offers a cost-effective way to tackle extreme poverty, according to preliminary results of a new study released in Kampala on Thursday. These preliminary results suggest that Village Enterprise’s integrated “graduation” model—comprised of targeting, training, …

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Uganda’s inflation drops to 3%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Annual Headline Inflation for January 2018 dropped to 3% from the 3.3% registered in December last year while Core Inflation fell to 2.6% from 3% , according to the latest figures provided by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). This is lower than …

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Kenya Airways’ Non-Stop flight to Cape Town

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways, will unveil non-stop Nairobi-Cape Town flights starting June this year in what appears to be a new wave of expansion. The airline will operate three times a week, every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, using a Boeing B737-800NG aircraft. It …

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