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New foundation seed company for S.S.Africa taps ex-Syngenta executive to head it

Andy Watt, the pioneer Managing Director of QualiBasic Seed Company

Qualibasic Seed Company Ltd, a new seed company that was created to support small and medium sized seed companies in production and maintenance of quality foundation seed has opened its doors. This follows the appointment of Andy Watt, a former head of Syngenta East and Southern Africa and a seasoned agriculturalist with extensive commercial experience …

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Uganda needs accurate, complete accounting to track money leakages

Ross-Campbell-ICAEW-Director

Britain’s Director of Public Sector of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Ross Campbell, was in Kampala to attend the African Congress of Accountants (ACOA) Conference at the Commonwealth Resort Beach Hotel in Munyonyo. Before joining the ICAEW, Campbell was Deputy Director for Government Financial Reporting, responsible for financial reporting policy …

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Economy: Worst Performance in 30 years

Finance Permanent Secretary Muhakanizi attended the meeting

Agriculture, social spending key to economic recovery says IMF Uganda is set to record its worst economic performance in 30 years largely because of last year’s prolonged drought that severely hit the agriculture sector but also due to excessive investments in the infrastructure at the expense of other social sectors. Some of these revelations arise …

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Fresh Dairy staffs observe Labour Day in style as they promise to maintain quality

Fresh Diary Marks Labour day in Style

Fresh Dairy staff commemorated the International Labour Day under the theme ‘Securing decent work for sustainable social-economic development’. As part of the commemoration, Fresh Dairy staff while taking a souvenir photo for 2017 declared ‘Quality as their priority’ at all times during work. International Labour Day is a celebration of labourers and the working classes …

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China-Uganda Trade row:

Minister of ICT Frank Tumwebaze center flanked by Chinese deputy Ambassador Chu Maoming (L) and Huwaei boss Stanley Chyn

Chinese envoy fires back at critics over unfair trade practices China’s Deputy Ambassador to Uganda Chu Maoming fought back tears as he complained at what he called mistreatment of his countrymen by Uganda’s local business community that has recently turned hostile against the Chinese business community. Although he was meant to inaugurate a study tour …

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