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Umeme promises Gulu customers reliable power supply

Gulu, Uganda |  JULIUS BUSINGE | Power distributor, Umeme has embarked on stakeholder engagement meetings across the country, starting with Northern Uganda to explain the company’s planned projects aimed at improving power reliability in the communities.  The Gulu meetings were held last week.  The main objective of the meetings was to inform …

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Absa Bank unveils mobile solution for business clients

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Julius Businge | Absa Bank Uganda has today (Feb.15) launched Business Banking capabilities on their Mobile Banking App aimed at empowering business owners to perform multiple business-related transactions on their smartphones.  Without having to visit a branch, users can approve transactions, view statements and complete …

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How hotels are surviving amidst COVID-19

Facilities have lost more than $320m since March 2020 due to the effects of pandemic Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Hotels in Uganda are operating in red since they resumed operations, but operators are optimistic that business will return to normalcy soon. The COVID-19 outbreak in the country in …

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New campaign to curb online sex abuse for children

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Julius Businge  | As coronavirus pandemic continues to drive people to work and socialise via online platforms, a new campaign is being implemented urging people to report online child sexual abuse material.  Dubbed Help Children Be Children, the campaign, which is led by the Internet …

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Uganda’s proposed Shs45.6bn budget concerns

Budget analysts suggests that government focuses on domestic revenue mobilisation and external borrowing to boost economy in FY2021/2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic, economy, donor support, government spending are the main factors that will determine the design, implementation and success of the new budget for FY2021/22, according …

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Ugandan economy needs more accountants – experts

COVID-19 pandemic hit student enrolled for accountants’ proficiency courses Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda will need more professionals including accountants as the economy expands, according to the top executives at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda. The executives, who spoke during the release of the Institute’s …

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2020 Economy: Year of Covid-19

How coronavirus turned Uganda’s economy upside down Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | 2020 has been a bad year for the economy. Growth opportunities have been hampered by the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown measures which led to closure of businesses and general decline in demand for goods. Jobs …

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