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Corruption taking a heavy toll on ordinary Ugandans-DGF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The shortage of medicines in health facilities, poor roads, the deteriorating performance in education institutions and waning agricultural productivity is evidence of the toll that corruption has had on the lives of ordinary citizens across Uganda. The warning was sounded by the Democratic Governance …

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KCB sends customers to Japan-Tokyo for a business trip

Kampala, Uganda |¬†Julius Businge |¬†In a bid to support growth of business for its customers, KCB Bank Uganda has organised a business trip for its business club customers who will travel to Tokyo, Japan from the March 2-12, 2019. The 10 day tour of the city of Tokyo will expose …

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How to stir industrial growth

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung offers suggestions ahead of new policy launch Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Policy documents alone will not industrialise Uganda. The government should lead this agenda by acting and learning from the mistakes and failures. Also industrial development should become a political priority in action and funding, not in …

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Mutebile’s fourth lecture defines way for growth

Focus on tourism, ICT, horticulture, incentives to create jobs, grow economy Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |¬†Tourism, agriculture, Information and Communication Technology, horticulture, transit trade and logistics are key sectors that countries yearning for development should focus on. This was the take away from the just concluded 4th Governor Mutebile‚Äôs …

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Tackling economic growth bottlenecks

National Planning Authority boss outlines weaknesses in Uganda‚Äôs development agenda, shares solutions Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |¬†Kisamba Mugerwa, the chairperson of National Planning Authority (NPA), is a well-known speaker on matters Uganda‚Äôs journey to the middle income status. It was the same on July 18 as he delivered a …

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Uganda Clays steady profit growth

Competition from other clay products makers threatens its further increase in sales Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Clay products maker, Uganda Clays Limited (UCL), has recorded a steady profit growth for the second year running citing increased marketing and the decision by the majority shareholder, National Social Security Fund, …

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France revises growth upwards in boost for Macron

Paris, France | AFP | France’s economy grew 2.2 percent in 2017, according to revised figures published Tuesday — good news for President Emmanuel Macron as he pursues ambitious reforms designed to make the country more competitive. National statistics office INSEE revised its growth for last year up from 2.0 …

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MTN Uganda Subscribers grow 3% in Q1 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda recorded a 3.1% rise in subscribers to 10.8million in the first quarter ending March 2018. The increment in subscribers for the first three months ends two consecutive quarters of falling customer numbers. The improved subscriber figures also contributed to an increase in …

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