New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

Many questions have been asked about the Sadolin brand in the last six months before its fresh relaunch into the market after the impression that it had been taken over by Japanese based Kansai Plascon. Now the Ugandan market is set for competition between two global paint brands with Crown Group, manufacturers of Regal Paints the […]

Egos, Intrigue and Power: Inside Dr Diana Atwine and Dr Mbonye battle for control of Ministry of Health

Egos, Intrigue and Power: Inside Dr Diana Atwine and Dr Mbonye battle for control of Ministry of Health

Competing interests to call the shots at Uganda’s Ministry of Health have led to a full-blown war in court. This has allowed senior government officials to exploit divisions amongst their subordinates and no matter the verdict, the fighting may not be halted, a confidential source intimated to us. As such, this week, Plot 6 Lourdel […]

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

Sadolin paints has never changed a name – owners clarify

THE BIG TRUTH: Two in three Ugandans believe that Sadolin paints is irreplaceable. Many consumers were being confused over advertisements proclaiming the change of name of Sadolin that was established in Uganda in 1963 and controls over 60% of the paints market. Overwhelmingly, Dutch company Akzo Nobel Coatings International BV, which owns the trademark Sadolin […]

Shs1 Trillion NSSF Lubowa Housing Project building kicks

Shs1 Trillion NSSF Lubowa Housing Project building kicks

The National Social Security Fund has officially commissioned the construction of the 2,740 unit, housing project in Lubowa, Wakiso district in its continued effort to expand its investment portfolio to give its members more competitive returns on their savings. The real estate project, which will cost an estimated USD 400 million over a 10-year period, […]

Innovation at the core of the future of Africa’s farming as Uganda commits to growing biotech crops

Innovation at the core of the future of Africa’s farming as Uganda commits to growing biotech crops

Uganda will this week host a high- level conference on application of science technology and innovation in harnessing African agricultural transformation in Kampala, revealed Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, the Minister or Science, Technology and Innovation. Speaking at Uganda Media Centre, Dr. Tumwesigye said currently, South Africa and South Sudan are the only countries in Africa that […]

Kayihura bans demo on Thursday, plans to burn Parliament and petrol stations unmasked

Kayihura bans demo on Thursday, plans to burn Parliament and petrol stations unmasked

Police has Wednesday warned against processions in the city relating to anticipated debate in Parliament over proposed amendments of the constitution. In a lengthy statement, the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura issued guidelines to be followed by people planning to hold demonstrations. Gen. Kayihura advised them to instead use channels “such as TV networks, […]

al-Shabab will be wiped out, Museveni reassures UK’s Boris

al-Shabab will be wiped out, Museveni reassures UK’s Boris

Ugandan troops make up the bulk of the African Union force helping Somalia’s UN-backed government. With much of the country under the control of al-Shabab Islamist militants, it is probably one of the most dangerous missions that a soldier could embark on. On Tuesday, President Yoweri Museveni met UK’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the […]

UEGCL, Infratech marriage in Isimba over

UEGCL, Infratech marriage in Isimba over

Officials from Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on Thursday officially took over the reins as Indian consultancy firm Energy Infratech PVT Limited (EIPL) stopped supervising construction works on Isimba hydro power plant. This follows the owner’s engineer fallout with their bosses UEGCL under chief executive […]