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Govt seeks a new investor for Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate

After 12 years of chasing and backtracking, the government has decided to recover the 162 acre-piece of land for the multibillion Naguru-Nakawa Housing project that had been given away to an investor. The decision to recover the land follows failure by the investor, Opec Prime Properties Uganda Ltd, to develop the area into a mini […]

Deal with office incivility effectively

Workplace pressure, the need for greater and faster results, a fast-changing environment and cut throat competition driven by rapidly changing technology and market trends are some of the key challenges redefining the workplace today. As a result, stress levels are going up and many times incivility expressed in form of rudeness, tantrums, and belittling, especially […]

Umeme half-year results show promise

Power distributor Umeme last week released its half-year results, which showed that the demand for power continues to grow, with the sub-text being that in this context the need for an efficient distributor and a smooth running of the sector cannot be overstated. According to the unaudited accounts for the six months to the end […]

Will the new Busega market be ready in December?

Juliet Nalunkuuma’s worries a lot about the sorry state of the market where she operates near the Busega roundabout. “We face difficulty, especially whenever it rains. The market becomes inaccessible,” she says. Nalunkuuma is one of the hundreds of traders operating at the Busega Market, just at the beginning of Mityana Road after the roundabout. […]

Poor warehouses: Ugandans could miss sh141b Kenya export deals

Ugandan grain traders could miss out on $38.4m (sh141b) export deals to Kenya due to substandard warehousing, the head of the Eastern Africa Grain Council, Kizito Kiiza Amooti, has warned. The situation could also affect trade with other markets in the region which includes Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, DR Congo and Burundi. However, Kiiza says […]

Sugarcane investor, residents clash over land ownership

Residents of Kanyege village in Budongo sub-county, Masindi district, have accused Shiraz Walji, the managing director of Jamal Walji Limited, of grabbing their land. Walji is the proprietor of Nyakafunjo and Kanyege estates, which run several sugarcane plantations. The estates have undergone changes in ownership and Walji is the fifth proprietor in line since 1926. […]

Government still committed to Oil Production

The recent developments in Uganda’s oil and gas sector have created anxiety among the general public, both within and outside the country. On August 29, Tullow Oil announced the expiry of the Sale and Purchase Agreement by which Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd was farming down 21.5% of its shares to Total E&P Uganda and […]

Medical Interns and Workers arrested as they marched to parliament

Four medical interns were arrested as they marched to Parliament to petition the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, to intervene in their grievances. Doctors Joseph Otim, Faith Kyakunizire, Ronald Kiggundu and Joel Mirembe, the former president of medical Interns, were part of a group of over 60 medical interns who walked from Mulago Medical School […]

Keep off Crypto-Currency- Government cautions Ugandans

Until regulations have been formulated, the Government has advised the public to tread with caution on cryptocurrencies. Finance minister Matia Kasaija said yesterday that the Government does not recognize any cryptocurrency as a legal tender in Uganda Addressing media at the Uganda Media Centre, Kasaija explained the risks associated with dealing in cryptocurrencies and using […]

How to make your business succeed in Uganda

This week, we have been horrified by the xenophobic attacks on Africans by a section of South Africans. Such acts are unfortunate and should be condemned. However, the question that keeps coming to my mind is: “In spite of the many such attacks directed at the immigrants, why don’t they leave South Africa?” Whereas there […]

Boda boom affects loan repayments

The increase in the number of bodabodas in Busoga sub- region is affecting repayments under the hire-purchase agreement. Fred Omach, the Buyende Bodaboda Association chairperson, disclosed that with the increase from 60 to almost 320 members over the last five years, overall earnings have decreased drastically. “Moving a population of about 500 people in the […]