Middle East Consultants Limited Extends Labour Market to Saudi Arabia

Middle East Consultants Limited Extends Labour Market to Saudi Arabia By Serestino Tusingwire Middle East Consultants Limited has extended its labour market to Asian continent particularly in Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday January 18, Middle East consultants sent over 50 males to work for Kentucky Fried Chicken under McDonald group of Companies. McDonald is an international […]

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Uganda UK Convention Boss Roots for Investment In Uganda

Uganda UK Convention Boss Roots for Investment In Uganda The Vice-Chairman of Uganda convention in UK has advised Ugandans in the Diaspora to take advantage of the conducive investment environment and incentives. Mr. Bernard Robinson Magulu; CPA, FCCA, the Vice President of Uganda Convention in UK and Country Representative has advised Diasporans to utilise the […]

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Uganda’s Top PR Gurus & What Makes Them Tick

Uganda’s Top PR Gurus & What Makes Them Tick By John V Sserwaniko & Moses Semakula Cynthia Mpanga: She is a young adult who works with Standard Chartered bank. She is rated highly by media people because she promptly gets back to you with very good answers. She is passionate and knowledge about the institution […]

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Middle East Consultants To Recruit 300 Drivers For UAE

Middle East Consultants To Recruit 300 Drivers For UAE By John Nanyumba The Middle East Consultants Limited has offered to recruit 300 Ugandans to work as taxi and Bus drivers in the United Arab Emirates. According to the company managing director, Gordon Mugyenyi, all is set for these Ugandans to go for interviews slated to […]

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Masaka Leaders Halt Construction Of BoU Currency Centre On Golf Course Land

Masaka Leaders Halt Construction Of BoU Currency Centre On Golf Course Land By Serestino Tusingwire Masaka district leaders have halted the construction of the Bank of Uganda currency centre alleging unlawful acquisition of golf course land. Masaka district leaders, accompanied by Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja, stormed the construction site of the Bank of Uganda […]

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WorldRemit, La-Cedri Forex Bureau launch instant money transfers to Uganda

WorldRemit, La-Cedri Forex Bureau launch instant money transfers to Uganda La-Cedri Forex Bureau one of the leading Forex exchange and money transfer companies in Uganda has partnered with WorldRemit – the UK’s fastest-growing technology firm. La-Cedri which celebrated 20 years in business recently has four branches spread all over the Kampala Central Business District at […]

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No Money for January LC Elections – Kasaija

No Money for January LC Elections – Kasaija Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has said the ministry is not ready to add more funds to Electoral Commission to organize the January Local Council elections. Minister Kasaija insists they only have Shs10 billion for the elections while EC says they need of Shs15 billion to be […]

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Promotion Redefined As Uganda Coupon Book Is Launched

Promotion Redefined As Uganda Coupon Book Is Launched Businessmen and women around Kampala, as well as consumers have a huge reason to smile after the launch of the Uganda coupon book. The book, for starters, is aimed at giving savvy shoppers an opportunity to enjoy their favorite goods at a very reduced price. Thus said, […]

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Libya’s Sharara oilfield resuming operations

Libya’s Sharara oilfield resuming operations Operations at Libya’s southwestern Sharara oilfield were gradually resuming on Wednesday after the lifting of a two-year blockade on a pipeline leading from the field, a senior official said on Wednesday. “We started running the wells and then gradually we will start pumping to the Zawiya refinery,” the official, who […]

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Coca-Cola Buys AB InBev Out of Africa Unit for $3.2 Billion

Coca-Cola Buys AB InBev Out of Africa Unit for $3.2 Billion Coca-Cola Co. will pay $3.15 billion to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev NV out of an African bottling joint venture after the Budweiser brewer’s takeover of the U.S. beverage company’s partner in the region. Wednesday’s announcement comes just over two months after the companies said they were […]

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Kenya Central Bank Staff Cited in $439 Million Fraud

Kenya Central Bank Staff Cited in $439 Million Fraud Central Bank of Kenya officials were allegedly at the heart of fraud at the failed Imperial Bank Ltd., described by one analyst as perhaps the industry’s largest scandal in the East African nation. Imperial Bank staff for years gave central bank officials loans and even school […]

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South Africa’s Steinhoff and Shoprite in merger talks

South Africa’s Steinhoff and Shoprite in merger talks Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite is in talks with Steinhoff about buying its African assets in an all-share deal that would create a group with $15bn in annual sales, the pair said on Wednesday. The deal, whose value was not disclosed, would form a no-frills retailer spanning […]

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Trade Minister Intervenes In Skyrocketing Sugar Prices

Trade Minister Intervenes In Skyrocketing Sugar Prices By Serestino Tusingwire The Minister of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives Amelia Kyambadde has called for a meeting of sugar manufacturers and other key stakeholders to discuss the hiked sugar prices. According to Kyambadde, her ministry will meet sugar proprietors to discuss how best they can deal with this […]

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Economy to Stabilize in Two Months — Mutebile

Economy to Stabilize in Two Months — Mutebile By Serestino Tusingwire The governor Bank of Uganda Emanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has promised to ensure recovery of the country’s economy within a period of two months. Uganda has been in a severe economic turbulence since the election period in February this year. According to the December Monetary […]

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Airtel “Tulumbe AFCON” Campaign Excites Journalists

Airtel “Tulumbe AFCON” Campaign Excites Journalists Last Friday, sports journalists and bloggers walked home with lots of exciting gifts when telecommunications giant Airtel Uganda gave them an opportunity to participate in the on-going Tulumbe AFCON campaign. In order to be part of the winning frenzy, the sports reporters were required to subscribe to the recently […]

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14-Day Ultimatum For Foreigners To Quit Extended

14-Day Ultimatum For Foreigners To Quit Extended By Serestino Tusingwire The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has extended the 14-day Ultimatum that was given to foreigners in petty trade to quit the country. Members of Parliament on the committee on tourism, trade and industry last week issued this ultimatum arguing that the […]

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Kenya, World Bank Consider $150 Million Off-Grid Power Project

Kenya, World Bank Consider $150 Million Off-Grid Power Project Kenya and the World Bank are in talks about financing a $150 million solar-and-wind project in the country’s remote, off-grid northeastern region. “We anticipate firm positions on where this project will be situated,” before inviting international bidders to tender, Ben Chumo, the managing director of electricity […]

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MTN launches new mobile gaming platform with unlimited games

MTN launches new mobile gaming platform with unlimited games MTN Uganda has today launched a new gaming platform named MTN Game+, offering great fun and excitement to customers accessible on Android and Feature phones. MTN Game+ is a result of a partnership between MTN and Huawei. Customers can access the MTN Game+ either through a […]

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Tanzania haggles with Nigeria’s Dangote Cement over price of natural gas

Tanzania haggles with Nigeria’s Dangote Cement over price of natural gas Tanzania is in talks with Nigeria’s Dangote Cement on the supply of natural gas to a manufacturing plant for the building material, but negotiations are currently held up over prices, said a government body in the East African country. The $500m cement factory in […]

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Amina Hersi’s Bumpy Road to Head UNCCI

Amina Hersi’s Bumpy Road to Head UNCC With the Elections of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce suspended until further notice, we look into Dr. Amina Hersi Moghe’s ability to become the next woman to head UNCCI The property mogul and industrialist declared her candidature for the presidency, promising to grow businesses from informal to formal sector. […]

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