Financing options for SMEs – Alternatives to debt financing with Deloitte

Financing options for SMEs – Alternatives to debt financing with Deloitte

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBoS),Micro Small and Midsize Enterprises (MSME) are categorised based on meeting any one of the criteria relating to the number of employees or total assets. The classification of MSMEs assesses all businesses irrespective of the legal form of the enterprise. Micro enterprises are businesses that employ less than […]

How Bobi Wine rates among Ugandan artists gone anti-establishment

How Bobi Wine rates among Ugandan artists gone anti-establishment

While events to mark 50 years of Uganda’s political independence, were going on, two prominent theatre companies, Afri-Talent and Bakayimbira Dramactors wrote and staged a play; ‘The State of the Nation’ (Ejjirikiti), which was an indictment of the government for its failure to curb corruption and sectarianism among many other ills. The play attracted the […]

SME banking – Unlocking the growth potential of an underserved segment

SME banking – Unlocking the growth potential of an underserved segment

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are an important segment in Uganda’s economy. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, the SME sector employs over 2.5 million people (90% of the entire private sector) and generates 80% of manufactured output which contributes 20% of the gross domestic product (GDP). Even though SMEs play a […]

Dear Grandpa Museveni, Give Me Anite And Leave Kyagulanyi Alone!

Dear Grandpa Museveni, Give Me Anite And Leave Kyagulanyi Alone!

Dear Jajja Museveni, I have just completed the unenviable and painful task of labouring through the statement that was purportedly written by you in response to my brother Robert Kyagulanyi, a youthful legislator, musical genius and leader who commands a national following. Given the generational nature of this debate, I find it important, in my […]

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Uganda life expectancy makes “slight” improvement, HIV still deadly

Life expectancy is growing in Uganda but the country continues to struggle with communicable diseases like HIV and malaria, as well as neonatal ailments that kill infants. Globally, countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise […]

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

OPINION by Eric Schwartz. In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politicians and voters fixate on security threats, economic costs, the challenges of integration […]

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

President Museveni’s State-of-the-Nation address 2017

Here is the speech President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered during State-of-the-Nation address at Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday. Greetings,   Madam Speaker, in fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement under article 101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I am here to deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2017.   Madam Speaker […]

UNEARTHED! Why Mzee Byanyima preferred Besigye over Museveni to marry Winnie

UNEARTHED! Why Mzee Byanyima preferred Besigye over Museveni to marry Winnie

As Uganda prepares for an official burial of late Boniface Byanyima, who passed away on Tuesday at Kampala’s Nakasero Hospital more details about his frosty relationship with ‘son’ and former student President Yoweri Museveni have emerged. The latest in the secrets is why one of the pioneer leaders of  Ugandan politics, Mzee Byanyima blocked the then […]

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