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Good times ahead for coffee farmers

Government remains optimistic about achieving target of 20 million bags Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA & JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s coffee industry players once again joined the rest of the world on Oct. 04 to mark the International Coffee Day. The annual celebration, which was organised by the Uganda Coffee Development …

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NSSF courts savers

New strategy of pay-out boosts confidence Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) seems to be determined to bring more savers to its portfolio, its statistics show. The Fund’s latest Transparency Statement reveals that though it recorded growth in income from Shs788.6bn to Shs1.34trillion, with nearly …

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‘Africa’s exposure for political risk triples’

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Last June, multilateral insurer, African Trade and Insurance Agency, paid its first dividend worth US$2.5 million to 14 shareholder governments including Uganda. The firms CEO George Otieno spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about the firm’s future prospects. What is your management philosophy? I really …

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New paint battle

Crown Paint, Sadolin, in direct attack on Plascon Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The ‘paint war’ is heating up as two brands – Regal paints and Sadolin – fight the new entrant, Kansai Plascon, to gain a significant market share. Plascon, which acquired the assets of the holders of Sadolin …

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Umeme’s profit rebound

Big industries boost company sales in first half of 2018 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | There is good news at Umeme Limited. The power distributor has recorded an increase in net profit by Shs20bn to Shs61 billion in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period a year …

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Shoprite to open new outlet in Bugolobi

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | South Africa’s retail chain, Shoprite, has taken up the advantage of the exit of Kenya’s biggest retail chains to cement its foot print in Kampala. Two of Kenya’s top retail chains – Uchumi and Nakumatt –exited the Ugandan retail chain market in the past three …

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