A clear goal: water for all Ugandans

A clear goal: water for all Ugandans

The state-owned National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is determined to extend clean water infrastructure and sewerage to the entire nation. Progress is fast as well-managed services pay for new investment and upgrades. As a public utility, NWSC is keenly focused on its own responsibility amidst Uganda’s bid to become a middle-income nation – supplying […]

‘My name is Life’: Beautiful cancer survivor from Rwanda on Kampala book launch that she hopes will help others

‘My name is Life’: Beautiful cancer survivor from Rwanda on Kampala book launch that she hopes will help others

24 year-old Karen Bugingo is a cancer survivor who, at the age of 19, was diagnosed with severe lymphoma (cancer) in her blood. As a result she wrote a book ‘My name is Life’, a story that tells about the struggles as a cancer patient until her recovery process. Now, her Kigali based publisher Dominique Alonga, […]

NWSC kicks off project to connect water to 12000 villages

NWSC kicks off project to connect water to 12000 villages

The Government has recognized the cross-benefit of access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation, and has in the last decade made substantial progress in terms of increasing coverage.  According to the Minister of Water and Environment, Hon Sam Cheptoris the Government of Uganda is committed to ensure that every village in Uganda has a […]

How Taxify is changing the Boda Boda business in Uganda

How Taxify is changing the Boda Boda business in Uganda

Taxify is an international urban ride-sharing platform founded and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, and operating in 23 countries globally. Taxify has a global team of over 450 employees, and is the fastest-growing ride-sharing platforms in the world. In Uganda, Taxify operates in Kampala. The Taxify app is available on iOS and Android. TheUgandan had a […]

Is Sabalwaanyi Museveni a Hostage of Sex, Money and Power?

Is Sabalwaanyi Museveni a Hostage of Sex, Money and Power?

“My son Andrew, he wants power while the vultures around him want money,” was the response from my former lecturer to a text message I sent inquiring about her take on whether the incumbent occupant of State House is being held hostage by the convoluted web of largely illicit, ethnic, amorous and armed interests around […]

Umeme: 12 years of powering Uganda, transforming lives

Umeme: 12 years of powering Uganda, transforming lives

It is hard to believe today, but just 12 years ago access to electricity was reserved for urban dwellers. Under the government run Uganda Electricity Board, power outages were expected rather than a surprise and the national power company was losing four in every ten shillings of power it produced to thieves and an old […]

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 […]

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