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Liquid Telecom now targets start-ups for growth

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Liquid Telecom Uganda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with The Innovation Village, a hub and co-working space in Kampala, to support Ugandan start-ups with high-speed internet and cloud-based services. Liquid Telecom Uganda, formerly known as Infocom, will work alongside The …

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UEGCL sees higher profits ahead

 The company records Shs 13.9bn loss in 2016 Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s electricity generation company, UEGCL, has slipped back into loss making territory a year after it registered a substantial profit in 2015 but the executives say the company has better days ahead. Financial records released in Kampala …

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Slow agriculture insurance uptake

Regulator says aggressive marketing and awareness would reverse the poor performance Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s agriculture sector has been associated with many risks – unstable prices, drought, pests and diseases – thus hampering its growth. This prompted the government to unveil a Shs5bn Agriculture Insurance Premium Subsidy Scheme last …

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Bid Network boosts SME’s

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Naate Masangazira is the director of BiD Network in Uganda. He spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about linking the country’s SME’s to the prospective investors. What is BiD Network’s assessment of the SMEs growth in Uganda specifically and in East Africa in general? There …

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UTL on route to recovery

UTL: Managers say revenue is up 7% monthly Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | It has been turbulent times for the Uganda Telecom Ltd in the past few years but there are signs that it is finally turning things around since government placed it under provisional administration six months ago. Once …

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Financial inclusion optimism

What the 2017 –2022 government strategy means to Uganda Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s central bank in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has unveiled a five-year financial inclusion strategy to enable more individuals and business access affordable financial products and services. The Uganda National …

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Stanbic Bank enters insurance business

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Stanbic Bank has become the first lender to venture into insurance business after Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda granted it a bancassurace license on Oct. 25. The lender said it has already signed business deals with seven insurance companies including Sanlam Life, Sanlam General, UAP …

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KCB set to roll out agency banking

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Regional lender, KCB, is set to rollout agency banking by close of the year as it strives to grow profitability. This follows the lender’s approval from the Bank of Uganda, two weeks ago, in line with the new Financial Institutions (amendment) Act. Joram Kiarie, the …

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