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Lenders advised on ‘workable’ women financing products

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Small and medium women entrepreneurs have asked the government and financial institutions to streamline financing models to suit the nature of their businesses. This follows a study on the impact of financing sources for women and how COVID-19 affected their livelihoods. The study, by the …

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African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic: UN report

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | African businesses are shifting towards new technologies in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The report, which was jointly published by the UNECA and the International Economics Consulting Ltd., …

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UN chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday highlighted the need for decent jobs to fuel the COVID-19 recovery. In a video message, the UN chief told heads of state and government and others attending a virtual meeting that they are essential to global efforts to “build …

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Minister warns against reopening businesses still under lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security, Gen. Elly Tumwine has warned business owners against re-opening their shops that have never been cleared by government to re-open. He said as security, they can’t do anything to enforce the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations if they don’t get cooperation from …

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4.4 million Ugandans could lose jobs due to coronavirus-Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Four million Ugandans could lose their jobs if the Coronavirus pandemic persists for the next six months, according to the business climate index published by the Economic Policy Research Centre. EPRC conducted a survey, sending questionnaires electronically to 147 businesses which are a panel of …

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