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Uganda offers highest pension benefits

Octagon Africa, a regional financial services provider offering pension and insurance service entered Uganda’s pension market in 2013, and now holds about US$100million in assets under its management. The firm’s CEO Fred Waswa spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa on a wide range of issues in the pension industry. What …

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Airtel Uganda unveils Airtel Cares initiative

The innovation will rescue farmers who, for many years, have suffered losses Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Airtel Uganda has unveiled Airtel Cares, an initiative set to support communities with digitalised agriculture, health and education services. The telco on Jan.24 rollout digitalised agriculture value chain services in partnership with …

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Sanlam takes over Metropolitan Life insurance portfolio

This increases the insurer’s market share to 12.8% with gross written premiums of Shs41.7bn Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | South African based financial services provider, Sanlam Emerging Markets (Sanlam) has continued with the expansion spree in Uganda, with the latest information indicating that its life insurer, Sanlam Life Insurance, …

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Bancassurance: Banks earn Shs12bn as commission

Insurance brokers will need to evolve on how to engage, advise and on-board customers Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s commercial banks earned Shs12bn in commission as insurance agents for nine months to September 30, 2021, underscoring the significance of banscassurance as a new revenue stream for financial institutions. …

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COVID-19 pandemic pushes 3 insurers out of business

  But the insurance industry still has room for future growth Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Coronavirus pandemic has forced three insurance players to cease operations in Uganda amidst government’s decision to ease restrictions this year to salvage the economy. Metropolitan Life Uganda, which opened shop in 2017 targeting …

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Insurances industry sees positive growth amidst COVID-19

Failure to operationalise the National Health Insurance Scheme and resurgence of COVID-19 may constrain demand for insurance Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s insurance industry is projected to register consistent growth in 2022 riding on technology innovations, government’s investment in infrastructure and increased economic activities as economy opens up. …

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UEGCL to light 60 villages in Kayunga district.

Nearly 60 villages in Kayunga district are set to be connected to the national electricity grid to boost the socio-economic status of the population, according to Eng. Harrison Mutikanaga, the managing director at the Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mutikanga, who was accompanied by …

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BoU to issue guidelines on green financing

It plans to integrate climate change related risks in analysing micro and macro-economic conditions Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s central bank will soon rollout guidelines for green financing to support small and medium and enterprises as the country strives to achieve sustainable development. Hannington Wasswa, the director commercial …

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