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Govt completes 2nd financial inclusion strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has finalized the second National Financial Inclusion Strategy, aimed at increasing access to financial services. The strategy due for launch on Thursday will cover the period 2023 to 2028, succeeding the first one that was launched in 2017. According to Mackay Aomu, Director, …

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1500 Buliisa farmers obtain non-financial skills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buliisa Farmers Capacity Building Project, initiated by Pure Grow Africa Limited with significant support from McDermott, celebrated the graduation of 1,500 farmers on Aug.30, officials said in a news release. The farmers underwent transformational training that encompassed areas such as land and seedling preparation, …

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Stanbic unveils 2023 financial relief packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the economy continues to grapple with high inflationary pressures and challenges related to global economic and political turmoil, financial sector players are unveiling plans for customers to remain afloat hoping that the situation will normalize. On January 12, Stanbic Bank unveiled ‘a financial relief …

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Absa’s new year financial packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Absa Bank Uganda Limited is currently offering a vast array of financial packages that will immensely be pivotal in helping Ugandans kick-start a new year on a strong financial stand. The impressive packages will bolster investment capabilities for Ugandan entrepreneurs, especially its customers which is …

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Rethinking financial inclusion

High transactional costs hampering growth in financial inclusion in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | New developments in the financial sector have forced a rethink of how the sector should be developed to ensure it helps build a thriving economy that works for every Ugandan, according to Moses Kagwa, the …

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Mixed Fortunes As Banks Release 2017 Financials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks have recorded a mixed bag of fortunes over the last one year, according to financial reports released today. The financial results released today show a decline in profits for some banks and microfinance deposit-taking institutions and losses for others. Banks that reported losses …

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Driving financial inclusion

By Mwesigwa Herbert Greater collaboration between telecom companies and financial institutions needed There is a statistic that is so compelling it cannot be missed when it comes to the growth and usage of mobile phones especially in Uganda. In 2003, they were less than two million people with a mobile …

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