Equity Bank enticing Ugandans in UK to invest here

Equity Bank enticing Ugandans in UK to invest here

In its effort to increase trade and investment opportunities from various markets, Equity Bank Uganda will hold an investment forum in the UK targeted towards Ugandan and other East Africans on Friday, 15th of September. Converging at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel 45 Prescot St, London E1 8GP, UK from 6:00 pm, the bank’s Managing Director, […]

Plascon go down to the market

Plascon go down to the market

It has been over a month since Japanese based paint company Kansai Plascon bought out Sadolin Paints and they have not gone to bed. Plascon experiential is going around the country sensitizing consumers and the public alike about the acquisition and the change of name. With this acquisition, all Sadolin products will now change name […]

Direct Pay Online in Uganda gets certification

Direct Pay Online in Uganda gets certification

Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has become the first payment service provider (PSP) in Africa to receive the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 certification in 12 African countries. This comes after the successful completion of comprehensive audits in the Group’s global headquarters and all its other markets including Uganda, Kenya, […]

SIM card switch off guidelines issued by UCC

SIM card switch off guidelines issued by UCC

The deadline for switch off of unverified, unvalidated, unregistered sim cards remains midnight 30th August 2017 tonight, a last since the fateful May 19 deadline. While telecommunication companies MTN, Airtel, Vodafone, K2 and Africell, among others will enforce government’s directive to switch off users, Uganda Communications Commission has released guidelines. UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi […]

Kampala traders strike over electricity charges

Kampala traders strike over electricity charges

Almost, all of Kampala’s streets and roads are packed with these opportunistic hustlers. But it gets worse on the plot near the Mini Price junction where Ben Kiwanuka dissects Luwum Street. Here, vendors dealing mostly in second-hand clothes and shoes, occupy more than half of the road, leaving very little space for entrance to shops, […]

Steady progress as Boda Boda is added to English dictionary

Steady progress as Boda Boda is added to English dictionary

Their numbers have ballooned in Kampala and allover Uganda, every minute of the day you’ll see them everywhere, carrying a bewildering number of passengers and cargoes of all shapes and sizes. They’re motorcycle taxis, or boda-bodas. Finally, the ninth edition of the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary has done the service of recognising this noun that is […]

FINCA Uganda hits milestone

FINCA Uganda hits milestone

From a humble beginning in Jinja district in 1992, FINCA Uganda is this  year celebrating 25 years of existence under the category of microfinance deposit taking (MDI). The bank’s founders and staff will be a time of reminiscing the fondest memories of what started out as a village banking microfinance (a.k.a women’s NGO) 25 years ago […]

HAPPENING: Meeting for UTL winding up on

HAPPENING: Meeting for UTL winding up on

A creditors meeting that will decide the fate of Uganda’s oldest telecom company – Uganda Telecom (UTL) is ongoing in Kampala. TheUgandan reported about the how top managers of UTL, CEO Mark Shoebridge,  board chair Stephen Kaboyo and Corporation Secretary David Nambale were recently sacked to pave way for investigations into the company operations. Evelyn […]

Intrigue cited as MTN temporarily switches off Africell calls

Intrigue cited as MTN temporarily switches off Africell calls

A new war is brewing between local telecommunications firms, MTN and Africell Uganda after the former  switched off connection with their rival. The incident happened on Tuesday an social media was awash with rants as desperate customers tried to question why they couldn’t connect from Africell to MTN numbers but MTN didn’t have a clear […]