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Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

Over 30,000 beneficiaries, big stride for skilling Uganda fund

The 120 billion shilling skilling Uganda fund has already registered 30,000 beneficiaries seven years of existence after its launch in 2012. The projects targets 60,000 beneficiaries by 2020 and is aimed at facilitating competitiveness, productivity and employment for self reliance among the Ugandan youth. The Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education, Mr. James Mugerwa during the […]

Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) partners with private sector in rice, coffee value addition

Uganda Christian University (UCU) Mukono has launched an initiative to add value to Ugandan processed rice. This is aimed at encouraging students to practice agriculture after school. Through a partnership with the Uganda private sector dealing in quality rice and coffee processing, UCU is set to train agribusiness students unique ways of adding value to […]

Masses protest in Zimbabwe Cities following the increase in diesel in petrol prices

Masses protest in Zimbabwe Cities following the increase in diesel in petrol prices

Zimbabwe has seen protests in various cities on Monday following the more than double increase in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country. Protesters began by burning tyres and boulders in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo showing their anger over President Mnangagwa. Mugabe’s successor came to say that the increase in the […]

China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

A Chinese state-owned company, China Railway 17th Bureau Group Company has pledged to partner with a local contractor in the construction of the 95km Kampala – Jinja expressway (KJE). Mr He Ping, the company’s chairman for Africa business led a delegation to President Yoweri Museveni‘s home in Rwakitura and promised to finance the project. “if […]

Government enters deal with US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

Government enters deal with  US company to manufacture smart phones in Uganda

The Uganda Government has entered into a deal with an American-based company, CTI Africa, to start manufacturing smart mobile phones in Uganda. The phone production will be conducted by LifeMobile, which is also a member of CTI Africa on 6th Street in Industrial Area. The announcement was made by Evelyn Anite, the Minister of State […]

UK Investors struggle to get Shares in Uganda oil sector

UK Investors struggle to get Shares in Uganda oil sector

Investors from the United Kingdom have paid a second visit to Uganda to pave way on how they can improve their chances at acquiring some shares from the Uganda oil and gas sector The businessmen from 11 UK companies, that deal in petrochemical, pipeline, power and renewable industries, met up with senior Ugandan delegates on […]

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

Uganda may incur extra costs for In oil refinery construction

The Uganda oil sector is likely to spend quite more money than the anticipated $4 billion for the construction of the Hoima-based oil refinery following the failure of the East African Community to buy the whole part of the share it was allocated. Although Total SA has taken up a total share of  10 per cent […]

Total Commences Specialised Training of Welders in Albertine Region

Total Commences Specialised Training of Welders in Albertine Region

Total E&P Uganda, the mastermind of the Tilenga and East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Projects EACOP has started trainings on the first batch of students for the today welders training programme launched earlier this year. Over 200 students are targeted in the strategy and are to be divided into 8 groups of 25 for the 2G […]

14,000 people to receive employment at Kiira motors start of Business

14,000 people to receive employment at Kiira motors start of Business

Kiira Motors Corporation is to employ over 14, 000 people when it starts locally assembling vehicles. The firm has already started training some of its staff for competence certification as they prepare to begin production in 2020. Eight technical employees have been undergoing metal welding and fabrication training at Lugogo Vocational Institute for three weeks […]

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