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Limited awareness hampering uptake of venture capital in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Ugandan businesses have an opportunity to tap into venture capital to facilitate their growth and expansion but they have limited information in relation to their existence and their mode of operation. Doris Acheng, the coordinator for Uganda for the East African Venture Capital Association …

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Police halts Mosac Rally curtain raiser

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Friday, temporarily halted the ongoing curtain-raising activities ahead of 2021, MOSAC rally slated for tomorrow, within selected areas in Jinja and Mayuge districts respectively. Dozens of police personnel sealed off Jinja Shell Petrol Station and directed drivers and mechanics …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda fuel prices hit EAC high

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda fuel prices highest in E. Africa: Experts explain why prices more likely to go up THE LAST WORD Dealing with multiple moralities: How to grapple with complex dilemmas especially when some actions …

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Swedish embassy gives Uganda Sh31Bn for reliable energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Embassy of Sweden has donated Sh 31 billion ($8.8 million) towards the development and adoption of reliable energy products. The funds are provided under the Inclusive Markets for Energy Efficiency in Uganda (IMEU) program that focuses on energy efficiency sector development for improved …

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Small tribes, CSOs want single commission for minorities

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of a tiny ethnic minority and civic society actors in Rwenzori Region are asking government to create an independent commission in charge of the minority tribes to take care of their prevailing challenges. Some suggest to government to consider putting up a complete …

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Nile Breweries gives Cheptegei Foundation Sh100m

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nile Breweries Limited-NBL, has donated sh100 million towards the construction of the Joshua Cheptegei high altitude athletes training center in Kapchorwa district. Cheptegei who commissioned construction works in 2018 says that his training facility will help young talented individuals to professionalize their athletics careers …

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Prof Balunywa laments Makerere’s lack of impact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Waswa Balunywa, the Principal Makerere University Business School, has stung Makerere university management on their failure to make the praised university impactful in the community despite the enormous resources at hand. Prof Balunywa made the remarks Thursday afternoon during a stakeholders mobilization event …

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Letshego boosts Uganda Police traffic with reflector jackets

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Letshego Uganda has handed over a donation of 4,000 reflector jackets to the Uganda Police department of road safety whose mandate is to enforce traffic and ensure safety for all road users. The timing of this donation is timely in light of the …

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Pandemic accelerated cases of FGM – Gender ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda registered an increase in cases of Female Genital Mutilation during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. FGM is the removing of the external genitalia of girls and young women in some traditional cultures. In Uganda, FGM is practiced …

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