President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized Uganda’s commitment to a sustainable blue economy despite challenges such as soil erosion as a result of the large numbers of the population being engaged in rudimentary farming methods, pollution by industrial affluence and population pressures on natural resources leading to issues such as overfishing. The president was speaking at the first global Sustainable Blue Economy Conference (SBEC) held in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) that was attended by more than 16,320 participants from 184 countries including 7 Heads Read More
Uganda’s economy is a beehive of activity most of which is comprised of small and medium sized enterprises. Most of these have goals of tapping into the vast export market but have no clue where to start from and the procedures involved which has compromised expansion of their business. This could soon be history following the development of the Trade Information Portal by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives.
The portal, an electronic platform Read More
Data released by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) indicates coffee export volumes have grown by 300,000. Small as it may seem, this increment translates to an increase in earnings from Shs1.2 trillion ($315 million) last year to Shs1.8 trillion ($472million) in the 2018/19 coffee calendar year running to September. In this period, the commodity exported 4.8 million bags compared to 4.5 million bags in the same period a year ago.
With the Uganda National Coffee Strategy Plan for 2015-2020 putting expected production at 5.8 million bags Read More
Uganda’s 56th Indepencence anniversary celebrations were held at Kasasa Grounds in Kyotera District Kyotera where thousands of revelers gathered to celebrate this year’s Independence anniversary marked under the theme “Standing tall to celebrate 56 years of independence.”
President Yoweri Museveni who arrived a little while after his scheduled time said he had taken time to oversee installation of CCTV cameras in parts of the city “I need to apologise for coming late, I was, however, doing some good job in Kampala of installing CCTV cameras. We are going to roll out the Read More
Mulago Specialised Women’s Hospital was this week officially commissioned by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The 450-bed capacity hospital which was built to improve the quality of maternal and neonatal (newborn) healthcare services and also help decongest Mulago National Referral Hospital was completed at a cost of $25.14m, thanks to a loan from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and opened to the public on September 17. Prior to the commissioning, the hospital had already treated 2,343 patients mainly those that sought antenatal and gynaecology Read More