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
In an uncharacteristic second State of Security speech in the space of six days televised across all local networks, the President, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called on the people of Uganda to get more vigilant in their neighborhoods as the only way to curb the wave of crime threatening the peace and stability in the country.
Addressing the nation from State House, the Head of State encouraged people to stay confident in the government’s ability to not only protect its citizens but also bring to book all these urban criminals, citing arrests made in connection to previous Read More
China has in the recent past aggressively directed billions of dollars worth of projects to Africa with Uganda being one of her strong partners. With a growing number of major infrastructural partnerships such as the recently commissioned Entebbe Express Way and ongoing Karuma Hydro Power Dam works a testament of both quality and timely execution by Chinese contractors, the future is bright.
It therefore comes as no surprise when on Thursday, President Yoweri Museveni together with his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jingping put hand to paper and signed three bilateral pacts to Read More