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Foreign direct investments rebound

As players in oil and gas sector registers more activity Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Foreign direct investment into Uganda rebounded in 2018 owed to positive growth in the economy and the prospective investments in the oil and gas sector. Latest data from the Bank of Uganda shows that …

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‘Uganda still safe for tourists’

Kelley Mac Tavish is the Executive Director Pearl of Africa, Tours and travel Limited. She spoke to The Independent’s Patricia Akankwatsa about the state of Uganda’s tourism opportunities. First, can you briefly describe your company? I opened a tour company in Uganda in 1999 called Pearl of Africa, Tours and …

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Fight over proposed sugar bill

  Big sugar producers insist government must incorporate zoning clause                                      Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The fight over the proposed Sugar Bill 2016 seems to be far from over as President Yoweri Museveni promises to return it back to Parliament barely four months since it was passed in November …

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Reviving Katwe salt factory

UDB launches ambitious hunt for investor Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | A cool breeze and a pungent smell like rotten eggs is what welcome you to the shores of Lake Katwe. That is the hydrogen sulfide; a poisonous and corrosive gas that occurs naturally in the salt caves of …

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Engineer gets Ugandans walking on egg shells

Sengonzi Godfrey creates niche with egg-spiced concrete floor tiles Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | With Chinese tiles, Italian tiles, Turkish tile, Egyptian tiles and recently Ugandan tiles flooding the market, what chances would a budding entrepreneur have of finding success with a local tile? For Godfrey Sengonzi, the answer …

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Market women take new look at life

NGOs are shaping how women look at power, rights, money Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Kalerwe Market on the northern edges of Kampala city is a bustling open space; crowded, messy, and noisy. Squashed in the junction of two busy city roads; the Gayaza-Kampala road and the Northern bypass …

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