TecnoMobile unveils new Phantom 8 globally

TecnoMobile unveils new Phantom 8 globally

TECNO, a premier mobile phone brand under TRANSSION HOLDINGS, has launched its newest addition, the Phantom 8 in Middle East and Africa region. The regional launch took place in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai in the presence of 200 guests. The newly launched Android operated Phantom 8 features a revolutionary camera, attractive design and high-speed experience. […]

Govt working with local juice, water producers on new laws

Govt working with local juice, water producers on new laws

High Excise Duty on Bottled Water, poor production standards, weak trade agreement exempting COMESA members’ products, particularly processed juice imports from being charged Value Added Tax (VAT) necessitate government establishing and implementing a National Policy on Packaged and Bottled Water, to protect the industry and consumers in Uganda, it has been revealed. To avoid crippling […]

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 […]

Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion

Work continues on Entebbe airport expansion

As traffic numbers continue to swell at Entebbe International Airport, a year and a half after the expansion project was commissioned, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said it impressed with the pace of the main contractors China Civil Construction Company (CCCC) and Seyani Brothers. The two firms are undertaking the five year expansion project […]

Nigerian Oranto Petroleum gets Hoima Oil wells

Nigerian Oranto Petroleum gets Hoima Oil wells

Nigerian oil firm, Oranto Petroleum Limited, has signed two production sharing agreements (PSA) in the Ngassa Shallow and Deepwater Play of Lake Albert in Uganda. Oranto Petroleum entered the agreement with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development for the Republic of Uganda and will hold 100% participating interests in both licenses. Commenting on the […]

Uganda commits to protecting construction minerals at MineralWealth forum

Uganda commits to protecting construction minerals at MineralWealth forum

While Uganda’s gold reserves have increased tremendously, the Ministry Of Energy and Minerals Development is focused on bringing order to the sector artisanal mining. Government says there will be need to regulate building (development) minerals such as clay, murram, sand or any stone commonly used for building which were excluded from the definition of minerals […]

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

New Sadolin partnership with Crown paints: 11 things it means for Uganda’s industry

Many questions have been asked about the Sadolin brand in the last six months before its fresh relaunch into the market after the impression that it had been taken over by Japanese based Kansai Plascon. Now the Ugandan market is set for competition between two global paint brands with Crown Group, manufacturers of Regal Paints the […]

Nakumatt and Tuskys supermarkets in merger to survive in Uganda

Nakumatt and Tuskys supermarkets in merger to survive in Uganda

Struggling to survive in Uganda, Kenya’s Nakumatt and Tuskys supermarkets sign merger deal that will enable Nakumatt access stock from suppliers using Tuskys’ goodwill, TheUgandan can report. Nakumatt is facing huge debt woes in Kenya and Uganda with several creditors surfacing to claim worth millions of shillings. According to sources, the brands will remain the […]