#BIOFINUg : ‘Uganda losses 90,000 hectares of forest cover every year’

#BIOFINUg : ‘Uganda losses 90,000 hectares of forest cover every year’

Dr. Kitutu Kimono Mary Goretti, the Minister of State for Water and Environment (Environment) has insisted that as Uganda works towards achieving its Vision 2040 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), conservation of Biodiversity remains key for inclusive development. “Uganda losses 90,000 hectares of forest cover every year,” said Dr. Kitutu adding, “We have talked […]

Uganda disgracefully relegated from ICC World Cricket League Division Three

Uganda disgracefully relegated from ICC World Cricket League Division Three

The final day of ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament round-robin has ended today with Uganda being relegated on home soil, failing to secure its status as an ICC High Performance Programme (HPP) nation to attract increased funding from the ruling body. Three years ago, relegation meant that Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) missed out on […]

Ecobank Fintech Challenge enters final bend

Ecobank Fintech Challenge enters final bend

Ugandan financial tech startups have not made it to the finals of the ‘Ecobank Fintech Challenge,’ a competition for African technology start-ups launched in January 2017. Instead, neighbors Kenyan have five; MobiTill, TEAM SAFEPA, Greenshoe, Shield Finance and Circle Group Savings and Investment, will joing 15 other innovators from across the continent in an awards ceremony […]

UCC Hackathon enters final pitching

UCC Hackathon enters final pitching

Uganda’s enterprising developers and innovators have Thursday entered the final stage of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) backed Transport Management Hackathon. The two-day event part of UCC’s annual innovation awards (ACIA) alongside ResilientAfrica Network (Secretariat hosted by Makerere University College of Health Sciences School of Public Health seeks to find solutions for safe transport management. […]

France gives UEGCL €1.5 million for Okulacere and Agbinika power dams

France gives UEGCL €1.5 million for Okulacere and Agbinika power dams

With the Uganda Electricity Generation Company (UEGCL) on track for the completion of Isimba and Karuma dams — two of the country’s most ambitious energy projects expected to double the power output, Uganda has Friday signed an agreement worth €1.5 million (Ushs 6.5 billion) smaller for hydropower projects.with  France through the French Development Agency. The […]

Telecom giant could lose billions over switching off Africell calls

Telecom giant could lose billions over switching off Africell calls

MTN Uganda, MTN Group’s subsidiary here has reportedly been warned over unfair practices against other players, with a massive fine likely. An insider at the industry regulator, Uganda Communications Commission said the government body is pressing ahead with an unprecedented plan to fine MTN Uganda after last Tuesday’s unfortunate incident where MTN Uganda switched off Africell […]