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US envoy on a mission to market Uganda’s Specialty Coffee


Ms Malac, jointly with the Uganda Coffee Development Authority and the USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub, will be joined by Uganda’s Ambassador to the US, Mr Mull Katende and more than 20 Ugandan coffee entrepreneurs in the campaign

Importers want review of Bill banning old cars


Uganda Revenue Authority is yet to comment on how this will affect revenue collection since used cars contribute a large portion to the national purse

Limited options forcing banks to lend to govt, says Finance official


For instance in 2017 government borrowed more than Shs12.7 trillion from the domestic market just a few billions less than the money advanced to the private sector

Govt grapples with oil pipeline, refinery funding


The refinery is expected to be financed under a Public Private Partnership arrangement, with AGRC taking a 60 per cent stake and government taking 40 per cent

Beer maker shifts to bio gas to reduce electricity bills


According to Mr Onapito, the biogas project currently employs 22 people with 14 people directly working in the biogas plant while eight are operating the boiler plant

Money is not an excuse for failure, says entrepreneur


The remarks come at a time when the market is grappling with high interest rates that currently stand at an average of 21 per cent

Create solution based products, insurers challenged


The study, according to Ms Namara formed the basis of the Soma insurance product, which is part of the larger plan through which the insurance firm can address the problems such as school fees

Cars, cement inputs lead imports in March


More than 4,272 cars were imported into the country in March alone compared to an average of 3,000. This is the highest in more than four years

Cement dealers to blame for high prices - Hima boss


Manufacturers claim that dealers are taking advantage of problems in the cement industry to increase prices because of a reduction in supply

Trade ministry petitioned over substandard steel products


In 2010, Uganda National Bureau of Standards temporarily closed Tembo Steels for alleged production of substandard steel products

Plan to sell Kenya’s three State-owned sugar mills hits a snag


Planters in Sony, Nzoia and Chemilil sugar zones have opposed the sale, demanding they get shares through respective county governments

Coca-Cola to conduct its own study on Dasani plastic claims


The presence of plastics does not however indicate that the water is harmful to health, since studies on their effects to the human body are yet to be conducted.

Stirling, Spencon sue Stanchart


An amended plaint was filed in October last year, owing to the plaintiffs’ allegation of Spencon now being under receivership

Uganda engages Kenya on its property in Mombasa


This includes a block of commercial flats held by the Uganda Property Holdings Ltd (UPHL) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Local demand cuts Uganda’s exports


Experts say the risks of civil war in South Sudan and DRC have complicated matters for Ugandan exporters.

Steel companies appeal against UNBS directive


Iron bars from the companies were found to be of low standards

Construction costs on the rise - report


The report clearly confirms the everyday struggles that bite the profits of contractors such as Mr Micheal Muhumuza, the director of Kingstone Engineering and Construction Consultants Limited

Government to deregister 120,000 dormant companies


Vincent Katusi, the director of business registration, said they are embarking on the exercise following increasing complaints against companies, which are failing to compensate former beneficiaries in transactions

No glitter for Karamoja gold miners, says report


Ms Marka Awocik, the woman representative for Lolung Small Scale Gold Mining Association, says gold in Rupa was discovered by children who were herding cattle

Govt to construct border post warehouses


Ms Amelia Kyambadde, the Trade minister, said working with Trade Mark East Africa, significant efficiency gains have been achieved at the ports and borders where the warehouses will be constructed

Could LP gas price wars disadvantage consumers?


The dealers’ association accuses new market entrants of selling under filled and unlabelled cylinders cheaply

Sugar producers petition government over proposed law


The small scale millers say the Bill is one sided and geared at catering for the interests of the processers while disregarding the interests of those who are producing raw materials for this industry to survive

Can social movements improve transparency in oil and gas industry?


She said if citizens create a social movement that engages stakeholders using social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, they can challenge all kinds of social injustices safely in their communities without fearing to be jailed or targeted at individual level by powerful players and governments who are taking the lion’s share of the resources

Pastor Ssenyonga dragged to court over Shs5b debt


The pastor and his wife allegedly failed to pay Shs5 billion for goods supplied to him them by Mr Nathan Bisaso in 2013

New regional staple foods standards to boost trade


The revised standards are expected to become legally binding in all states four months after publication in the gazette