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Kampala’s surging residential properties

Supply of residential apartments in prime suburbs could exceed demand over the next two years Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Demand for residential properties in the secondary residential surburbs of greater Kampala has risen up on the back of increased stock of newly constructed properties, according to the latest report …

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Investors lose land in industrial parks

Limited access to water, electricity and roads remains a big headache in these areas Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has withdrawn land allocated to 164 firms in the industrial and business parks over the last five years due to non-compliance to the set terms. The Authority’s …

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BATU half- year profit rises to Shs6.2bn

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | High operating profits coupled with lower financing costs helped the tobacco maker, British American Tobacco, to record a 77% rise in net profit to Shs6.2bn for the half year ending June 30. The latest financial results shows that the company recorded an increase in the …

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Insurer boosts Uganda’s renewable energy projects

The African Insurance Agency will support solar PV, hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass and cogeneration technologies Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The multilateral insurer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), will provide up to US$10million as financial protection to new small and medium-sized renewable energy projects in Uganda to facilitate their smooth …

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UBA to unveil mobile, agent banking this month

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Pan-African lender, United Bank for Africa, plans to roll out its mobile banking platform mid this month and later agent banking to facilitate customer convenience and also tap into the unbanked population. UBA Uganda CEO Johnson Agoreyo said the lender is in the final stage …

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Afreximbank ditches Nairobi for Kampala

Afreximbank is expected to provide finance to export projects in manufacturing, mining, infrastructure and related ventures Nairobi, Kenya | ISAAC KHISA | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has ditched Nairobi in favour of Kampala to set up its regional headquarter. Benedict Oramah, the bank’s president, told The Independent in an …

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Free trade pact to boost intra-African trade

Albert Muchangais the commissioner for trade and industry at the African Union.He spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa on the progress made with the planned African Continental Free Trade Area on the sidelines of Afrexim bank’s 25th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting recently held in Abuja, Nigeria. What progress have you registered in the implementation of AfCFTA? We are making good progress. In March this year in Kigali, Rwanda, we had 44 …

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Afreximbank, World Trade Center Miami ink trade deal

Abuja, Nigeria | ISAAC KHISA | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the World Trade Center Miami Inc (WTCM) have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding that will enable the two institutions benefit from each other’s knowledge, experience and capabilities in pursuing the expansion of US-Africa business relationships. The MoU …

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