Hima training more masons, foremen

Hima training more masons, foremen

As Uganda’s real estate sector continues to expand, widening the skill set of masons, foremen and contractors is becoming an important aspect. This skilling gap is what building solutions company, Hima Cement is bridging. They have launched a Builders’ Academy Program where masons are trained on issues such as concrete mixing ratios, site management, contracts costing and site […]

Uganda has no money to audit ‘Shs7.1 trillion Karuma, Isimba dams’

Uganda has no money to audit ‘Shs7.1 trillion  Karuma, Isimba dams’

The Auditor General has re-emphasised the need to carry out a specialised audit on the ongoing Karuma and Isimba multi-billion power projects despite the Ministry of Finance failing to provide the required resources. Appearing before Parliament’s Finance Committee today, John Muwanga said that although his office has prioritised audit of the two projects in their […]

DFCU to takeover Patrick Bitature’s businesses over defaulting Shs150 billion loan from Sudhir

DFCU to takeover Patrick Bitature’s businesses over defaulting Shs150 billion loan from Sudhir

While embattled Sudhir Ruparelia has become the face of huge financial misappropriations, scores of other  rich men – his longtime friends like Patrick Bitature, also owe millions of dollars to the new owners of Sudhir’s former cash cow, Crane Bank Ltd. It is understood that Bitature, the controversial tycoon behind Simba Group and Protea Hotels […]

Masons urged to form cooperatives

Masons urged to form cooperatives

20 masons chosen to visit the Hima Cement factory Masons, builders and foremen have been urged to form cooperative unions if they are to achieve/profit from their trade. This was part of Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister for Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, advice to builders who took part in Hima Cement Builder’s Academy training program […]

Chinese road firms return Shs26 billion stolen from UNRA compensation money

Chinese road firms return Shs26 billion stolen from UNRA compensation money

The five Chinese construction companies ordered to refund sh32 billion out of sh47.7 billion remitted to to them by Uganda National Roads Authority, have refunded 26bn as instructed on Tuesday. The contractors had a tough time before the Parliamentary Committee of Commissions, State Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) after failing to explain why they failed […]

Kagina spills secrets on how UNRA bosses misplaced sh47bn

Kagina spills secrets on how UNRA bosses misplaced sh47bn

The Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Allen Kagina has faulted former directors for advancing billions of shillings meant to compensate persons affected by various road projects, to contractors’ accounts. Kagina was responding to a query Wednesday by the parliament committee on commissions, statutory agencies and state enterprises on the unaccounted for sh47 […]