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Entebbe airport set for major improvements 

Ambassador Park Jong Dae (L) and CAA MD Dr. Rama Makuza Exchanging ideas at the unveiling ceremony

Entebbe International Airport is set to undergo major improvements that will see its old analogue and manual operations improved and replaced with digital and automated systems. The move is, supported through a grant of US9.5m from the government of South Korea, and it is hoped will greatly improve the efficiency …

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UGANDAN OIL: Its time for business now

Energy minister Irene Muloni toasts to the launch of the FEED study this week with the executives from the oil sector. Right is Total's GM Adewale Fayemi

Government must certify Ugandan workers now or never  Uganda has entered one of the most important phases of its oil industry; described generally as the development phase. Estimated to last about four years, it will be characterised by heavy construction activities and this will require the supply of goods and …

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Private company to boost  quality of seed in Africa

Despite last year’s prolonged drought Mr. Joseph Ssekandi, a maize farmer from Mpigi, managed to get some harvest thanks to improved drought tolerant maize

A private company has been established to produce foundation seed and avail it to seed companies across Africa with the view to enabling smallholder farmers to increase yields, improve food security on the continent. The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) which championed the move says the new company will try …

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What one needs to tap into growing number of youth funds

  With the problem of unemployment threatening to get out of control in Uganda, different players are responding by creating pools of funds into which the energetic group of people can tap into to create jobs that can sustain themselves while also enlarging the country’s tax base. While attending the …

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Buganda Royal celebrate 11th graduation

Katikiro Peter Mayiga officiated at the function

The Buganda Royal Institute of Business and Technical Education (BRIBTE), has celebrated its 11th graduation at its main institute grounds in Mengo today. During the celebration, the Katikkiro of Buganda Owekitiibwa, Charles Peter Mayiga, called upon the Central Government to lend a hand to private institutes because they have done …

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Police gets executive homes

New executive homes for Aviation Police

Gen. Kale Kayihura’s administration in Uganda Police Force will  likely be pleasantly surprised but also feel challenged that Uganda’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has unveiled 40 elegant housing units to accommodate Aviation police officers near Entebbe International Airport. The great sense of accomplishment that was expressed by CAA officials during …

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Design of world’s longest heated pipeline launched

Minister Irene Muloni with her Tanzanian counterpart at the launch of the pipeline study

Officials from Uganda and Tanzania’s ministries of energy, along with top officials from leading private oil investors this week marked an important step to the realisation of Uganda’s oil exports by launching a study that will determine the path, cost/benefit and environmental impact of the oil pipeline. The Minister of …

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Coffee farmers’ census planned

Coffee is Uganda's biggest forex earner

The new administration at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has revealed plans to conduct a nation-wide census of all coffee farmers in the country in an effort to improve planning but also be in better position to make meaningful interventions in the sector. This was revealed by the new UCDA …

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Citrus farmers get a double boost

Dr.Hyun Jaewook interacts with Citrus Farmers in Soroti

Over a decade ago, the Government launched an orange-growing project in the Teso Sub-region with the intention of increasing household incomes. The peasant farmers were encouraged to grow large acres of orange tree orchards with a view to setting up a fruit processing factory which was expected to happen in …

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KACITA push for independent body to determine pay

Everest-Kayondo KACITA BOSS

Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has revealed it intends to petition the constitutional court to challenge the recently passed Income Tax Amendment Bill that exempts MPs from paying income tax on their allowances. And as part of the petition, KACITA plans to ask court to establish an independent body that …

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