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Afreximbank encourages factoring to ease access to financing for SMEs

Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa  | African multilateral lender, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has made the case for factoring as a viable and sustainable solution to address the challenge of access to financing which is hindering the growth of Africa’s small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs). Factoring is a financial transaction …

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African SMEs get US$30million boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed an agreement with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) for a US$30 million re-guarantee facility to support African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the trade value chain to access funds for their activities. Gwen Mwaba, the director for …

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SME’s need partners, not just banks

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are the engines of many economies including Uganda and therefore need bank’s help to thrive and grow, according to Prof. Chris Ogbechie, a strategic management don at Lagos Business School and former Chairman of the Nigerian-based Diamond Bank Plc. Prof …

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Bank of Africa tips SMEs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Africa’s Managing Director, Arthur Isiko, has tipped Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on access to finance as a key aspect for business growth. Isiko was speaking at a business forum hosted by the Bank at Tick Hotel in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb on …

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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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SMEs are Uganda’s engine for growth

Deloitte, an international Audit firm operating in Uganda is working on a plan with the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives to aid small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow their enterprises and boost economic growth. Its Managing Partner in Uganda, Norbert Kagoro, spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about their …

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