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Kabaka calls for boost to restoration of cooperatives

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has asked the government to re-engage communities in the quest to restore cooperatives. He said that the cooperative movement was the engine for Uganda’s development in the past and that it needed to be revived to help …

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Will Uganda’s bank for cooperatives be a reality?

Cooperative banks worldwide were financed by cooperatives societies  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | For some time now, Uganda’s cooperatives societies have expressed the need to re-establish the Cooperative Bank as their main source of capital for production, processing, diversification and value addition. Whereas they seem to have made a …

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Mukwaya visits West Uganda, says women’s fund UWEP starting to bear fruits

Kisoro, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT |  Gender Minister Hajat Janat Mukwaya has said the fruits of the Uganda Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) are begining to show countrywide, with more groups making big strides in fighting poverty in Uganda. Minister Mukwaya alongside the Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana and the Programme line managers are …

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Managing a Shs 180bn SACCO

Col. Simon Ocan is the chief executive of Wazalendo, the SACCO for the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). He spoke to Flavia Nassaka about their operations and pertinent issues to the cooperative movement in the country. What are the key elements in your management style? In management, there are three …

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MSMEs to spur middle income status

  Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC) will provide more opportunities for small scale enterprises thru Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME) to achieve the 2040 middle income status. During the handover ceremony at Farmers’ House, Minister MTIC, Amelia Kyambadde communicated to Ministry officials that the ministry under the MSME …

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Are cooperatives relevant today?

By Morrison Rwakakamba Technology and elite capture demand new-style organisations to match with the new realities With over 10,400,000 citizens  connected to mobile phones, according to International Communication Union, over 5,000,000 browsing the internet daily, and millions tuning into more than 228 fm radio stations  broadcasting in local languages – …

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