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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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2017/18 Budget: Is it possible to have new thinking with old thinkers, asks MUK Don

WOW: Prof. Julius Kiiza delivered the sharp critique of NRM's performance

As the country continues to digest the 2017/2018 National Budget, Makerere University political economists have slammed the NRM politicians as being unable to carry out urgent reforms that can turnaround Uganda’s stalled economy. Speaking at a recent pre-budget dialogue organized by the Uganda Economics Association (UEA), Prof. Julius Kiiza, a political scientist from Makerere University …

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Global outrage at Trump’s move to take U.S out of Paris Climate deal

By pulling out of climate deal, US President Donald Trump fails to understand that the earth shares one atmosphere

  World Leaders have expressed outrage and condemnation for United States President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Paris Climate Change Deal reached last November. The Chancellor of German Angela Merkel, newly elected President of France Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni released a joint statement in which they …

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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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