Business

Fighting climate change in Mubende district, the European union constructs multi-million valley dams in the area

In a bid to fight off the p[resistant drought scale up in Mubende district, The Ugandan government through the ministry of water, and environment have launched a joint campaign in partnership with the European Union to construct enough valley dams to enable areas that comprise of pastoralists feel at home as their execute their major economic activity. Five valley dams ...

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Kabarole entrepreneurs benefit from KCB Financial Literacy training

Over 45 entrepreneurs and business managers have today attended a financial literacy training organized by Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) and funded by the KCB Foundation. Speaking at the training held at St Joseph Inn Virika, David Mulya, an International Labour Organization (ILO) certified trainer  who facilitated the training said;” Financial literacy a lot of times is what  determines whether ...

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Youth call on government to expeditiously find solutions to challenges hindering Youth Livelihood Programme.

  By: Ssebuufu Banabakintu The youth in the greater Mubende have attributed the failure of Youth Livelihood Programme among others to corrupt officials handling the project and lack of induction training before dishing out money to the youths to be injected in various projects. Government earmarked Ug.Shs.85 billions into the YLP, but it remains a big question to the ministry ...

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Local communities call for job creation under African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Project:

  By: Mugwanya George William   The ministry of Energy and Minerals Development in conjunction with Total Oil Company have embarked on convocations with district leaders from the eight districts which were demarcated for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) from the Albertan in Bunyoro to Tanzania. Construction of the $3.5m East African Crude Oil Pipeline is expected to ...

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Government grants a 50 acre piece of Land to a Turkish Investor.

Government has allocated 50 acres of land belonging to Mubende Army Barracks to a Turkish Investor Tunasco Insaat to construct an agro-processing factory which is going to be the first of the kind in the greater Mubende. This factory is going to deal in maize milling and coffee processing to produce maize into flour and powder for both food and ...

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Micro Finance Support Centre turns up on loan defaulters:

The government of Uganda through the micro finance support center is to embark on operations geared at eliminating all loan defaulters, who deliberately refuse to service their loans hence the collapse of the small micro finance institutions. The micro Finance Support Center coordinator for Western Uganda Emmanuel Mbogo made the revelation while officiating the 13th annual general assembly of Bagezza ...

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Heavy rains in Kitenga render many homeless. By Musa Kaboggoza.

Over a thousand in urgent need for relief following heavy rains that hit two sub counties in Mubende district. The affected villages are Kinyiga, Kyengeza, Kayunga, Kisojo and Njagazi in Kiganda and part of Kitenga Sub County in Mubende district. The rains claimed houses and banana plantations which have been the only source of income for the area. Mukundane Nabboth, ...

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Is free-tax gold trade enough to boost artisanal mining in Uganda?

  By Mugwanya George William The government of Uganda has kick started a drive aimed at revamping gold trade through different interventions following the presidential directive on the abolishment of a 5% royalty charge on local miners who are entirely on small scale across the country. President Museveni issued the directive while commissioning the Shillings 72 billion approximately 20million dollars ...

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IS ARTISANAL MINING A FORGOTEN COMPONENT IN UGANDA’S MINERAL SECTOR?

By Mugwanya George William The mining sector in Uganda employs about 200,000 people country wide with 100.000 employed in mines around Mubende gold mines, where business has existed for 10 years before government leant of its existence in the district. The country has a rapid growth in gold production which contributes 30 percent to Uganda’s foreign tax collection; however mining ...

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USAID TO SUPORT AGRO BUSINESS IN YOUTH PROJECTS

The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) is committing to expose opportunities within the agricultural sector as a tool to fight the increasing rate of dependency rate among the youth and the rate of unemployment in the countryside. This ­­­­­­­­­campaign involves youth training camps in which youth leaders are to have access to agriculture service providers which are user ...

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