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Meet Fred Ssenoga, the controversial city dealer behind Tondeka Metro By Our Investigative Reporter Fred Ssenoga, the lanky city dealer, is smooth and fast-talking and presents himself as the go-to man when it comes to city transport issues. Ssenoga started as a taxi driver and rose through the leadership of the controversial UTODA where he …

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Ellah, former Miss Uganda championing social entrepreneurship By Uganda Update Reporter She is now a social entrepreneur, who wants to help youth and women build sustainable businesses for a better tomorrow. Former Miss Uganda Stellah Nantumbwe popularly known as Ellah is not your everyday beauty queen; even many years since she handed over the crown, …

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Vice President Edward Sekandi and Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on a boat cruise during the Uganda -Canada Business Expo . The two Ugandan leaders led a delegation of Ugandan businessmen to forge partnerships with their Canadian counterparts .

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railway

Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) has finally taken over rail from Rift Valley Railways Limited. In a press statement, Charles Abooki Kateeba, the Managing Director of Uganda Railways Corporation, says all rail freight and passenger operations are now under the control of URC. This follows a decision by the Uganda government to terminate the RVR concession …

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hotels

Government’s reluctance to ratify and domesticate the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers has negatively impacted on Uganda labor force. This was uncovered during the two days’ national executive council meeting for Uganda hotels, food, Tourism and allied workers’ union held at Kenendia hotel in Katwe. The Uganda Hotels, …

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Fuel giants Total Uganda Limited have unveiled fuel cards for individuals as one of the ways to help customers avoid moving with hard cash to purchase fuel. According to the company Managing Director, Florentin de Loppinot, the new innovation will also help customers manage how to use fuels and in turn be able to save. …

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Chinese-traders

In the central business district, especially in down town Kampala, it is a beehive of activity as petty foreign traders take control of business. But what catches one’s attention are the Chinese traders who dominate many shopping arcades. They deal in a range os products including plastic shoes and hardware products. The traders have often …

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Gmo-berries

They say such a move could jeopardise the health of Ugandans and pose economic risks to Uganda’s agriculture produce for export. The CSOs; which included farmers’ organisations, faith based organisations; consumer groups trade experts and environmentalists, made the revelation on Monday at a media briefing in Kampala. They warned that Ugandan researchers at Namulonge and …

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As Uganda holds onto plans of revamping its air carrier in the 2040 national development plan, Ethiopia says they are very willing to walk the journey with Uganda. The country’s national airline says they are ready to partner with Uganda but Uganda has so far not been responsive. The airline’s country representative in Uganda, Mr …

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china

At the ground breaking ceremony on Thursday Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda requested the Chinese contractors to complete the centre as soon as possible. “The country badly needs these industrial skills and the production facility to be able to fill the gap of skilled labour that the country needs,” Rugunda said. Elioda Tumwesigye, the state …

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