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Uganda Development Bank goes big on sustainability agenda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank Limited is fronting sustainability as a strategy to enhance business operations and secure opportunities for the future generation, according to Samuel Edem – Maitum, the bank’s director of credit. Edem was speaking to journalists in Kampala attending the 2021 World Development Finance …

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Uganda on world map of sustainable finance

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has urged financial institutions operating in Uganda to align their business strategies with the development needs of the country and with the well-being of its people. He emphasized that the financial sector is key to sustainable economic development through mobilization …

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UDB offers simpler credit terms for women entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank has developed a special financing program for women entrepreneurs, in response to concerns that most of the women cannot afford the terms and conditions generally set by the industry for capital. This is part of the bank’s measures aimed at rebuilding …

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UDB to finance 2 million women entrepreneurs with micro loans

UDB has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd under which beneficiaries will get between 50 and 100 million shillings in loans Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Development Bank has offered to help 2 million women in business access financing at more affordable cost …

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Speaker urges UDB to reduce lending rate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has urged Uganda Development Bank (UDB) to reduce its lending rate from 12 percent saying that access to affordable loans by majority of Ugandans is a key driver of socio-economic transformation. He made the remarks while meeting with the Board of …

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Private healthcare providers cast doubt on UDB credit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private healthcare professionals have said that the directive by President Yoweri Museveni to add them to the list of businesses that can benefit from the credit facility under Uganda Development Bank (UDB) is not a solution to their financing problems. Over the weekend, President Museveni …

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UDB profit after tax up 118%

More funding, capitalisation of the bank coupled with increase in loan disbursements supported the growth in 2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Development Bank Limited has realised a profit after tax for the year 2020 of Shs22bn, representing a 118% growth from Shs10.4bn reported in 2019 amidst the …

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Tour operators asked to formalize businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tourism sector players have been advised to formalize their businesses and register them with the Uganda Tourism Board if they are to benefit from government programs. Since September, sections of players have been crying out over a rescue package jointly provided by the government and …

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2020/2021 election economy

Tough times ahead as miscalculated spending, political activities and coronavirus threaten fast recovery of economic activities  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy has been on a recovery path following the easing of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, but the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming general elections is the latest concern, economists …

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