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Sugar price to drop further

Manufacturers cite increased imports and declining demand from foreign markets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports. Statistics from the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), which consist …

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Coffee conference to boost Uganda’s targets

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Officials from Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) are optimistic that the discussions and resolutions that will emerge from the 16th African Fine Coffee Conference and exhibition week will support Uganda’s big coffee sector targets. The conference that runs from Feb.14-15, will be held in Kampala …

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Stanbic joins URA’s e-payment platform

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Times of visiting banking halls and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) offices to file tax returns could be over as the tax body continues to partner with financial institutions and telecom companies to offer online payment solutions. Stanbic bank, which collects a third of URA’s annual …

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Eight banks cleared by IRA to sell insurance policies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has so far issued eight certificates to banks to offer bancassurance (selling insurance policies) to their clients as one way of boosting the sector’s growth. Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Feb.08, IRA officials including the Chief Executive …

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Uganda Clays pegs its growth on innovation

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | George Inholo is the managing director of clay products maker, Uganda Clays Limited. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about their operations and industry issues. How would you describe business at Uganda Clays as we speak? Talking about 2017, the key thing to note …

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Uganda could hire expatriates for oil jobs

Kigumba Petroleum Institute has trained just 133 locals with certificates and diplomas in oil and gas Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda will start investing in the oil and gas infrastructure ahead of the planned production in 2020 but there are indication that majority of the work will be undertaken …

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