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Seed shortage; a hidden crisis limiting Uganda’s prosperity

  The ongoing rains in most parts of the country will likely go without being optimally used because farmers are unable to access sufficient quantities of quality seeds for the important staple foods like maize, beans, bananas, cassava and sweet potatoes. The latest blow comes from the government’s failure to …

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Passion fruit farmers get marketing skills

Growing Passion Fruits as a business

The Uganda Export Promotions Board (UEPB), Senior Export Marketing Executive, Brenda Katarihawe, has advised horticulture farmers to always do market research before engaging in production of any crop. At a one-day passion fruit farmers training at the National Crop Resource Research Institute (NaCRRI), Namulonge last week, she said that it …

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Gov’t ignoring our plight, Airline operators cry out

Eagle Air Managing Director Captain Tony Rubombora

Owners of Ugandan based airlines have expressed anger at the government’s stance to ignore what they consider as hostile treatment by aviation regulators in neighbouring countries even though Uganda tries to maintain cordial ties with them. The local airline operators made their plight known at the first ever stakeholders workshop …

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Be Careful with Chinese

Chinese are just doing business not helping - David Dollar

A comment made by an American professor at a recent Bank of Uganda organized-lecture, about China’s alleged exploitative tendencies in Africa dressed as humanitarian assistance, has attracted support from Ugandans but furious reactions from Chinese Embassy officials. David Dollar, who  is a senior fellow at the John Thornton China Center …

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Parliament and You

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga meeting with persons with Albinism during the Parliament week

There would be no Parliament if there were no people. Put differently, Parliament exists to serve the aspirations of the people. In this special edition of Parliament and You, we pick on just a few of the activities that the 10th Parliament has been involved in with the aim of …

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Ugandan youth beat peers in Africa-wide contest for capital

  Nine young Ugandans were this week crowned among the winners of an Africa-wide business plan competition that was organised by the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and Citi Foundation to support novel business ideas with the potential to create jobs and improve the quality of lives of ordinary …

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Govt takes over UTL, majority shareholder quits

Government has Wednesday evening announced it has taken over the affairs and management of ailing telecommunications company, Uganda Telecom (UTL). In a statement released on Wednesday, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, said they had taken the decision against the troubled telecom after Ucom, which owns 61 per cent of UTL, had …

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