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KCCA to usher in pubic health compliant transport system

Photo: Parliament

By Benjamin Mukose

Kampala Capital City Authority is currently undertaking construction works aimed at restructuring, improving and making transport more efficient, better organised and responsive to the current public health needs, Betty Among the Minister for Kampala has revealed.

Covid-19 disruption to the construction sector

By Daniel Otto

Although construction companies will continue with some activity in the short term - largely because construction works were not stopped by government under the lock down - in the long term, they are likely to face stress that could threaten their very existence, global consulting firm Delloitte has warned.

New telco kid on the block. But who is Lycamobile?

A new telecom company, Lycamobile, has announced its entry into the Ugandan market in what will cause some excitement to a sector that has been a rather dull duel between MTN and Airtel. But Ugandans will also be watching from the side of the eye to see what Lycamobile will do differently to survive, that others that fell by the wayside before them, didn’t do.

Will Russia make nuclear energy Africa’s next big thing?

By Our Analyst

Africa has become a centre of focus for various power interests around the world. In the last five years, China, Japan, the European Union, the United States of America- and most recently Russia, have each convened high level summits and conferences attracting African heads of state and government, to court  them to do business.

Tullow farm down collapses: Who is to blame?

Tullow Oil’s deal to farm down its interest on a section of Uganda’s Albertine oil exploration area, that has been pending for the last two and half years, collapsed on August 29. But in veiled and carefully crafted statements, both the Government of Uganda and Tullow, the two principals in the transaction, are pointing fingers different directions for causes of the flop.

Global innovations Index 2019 to be released: Will Uganda’s status improve?

Even though Uganda is seemingly bustling with innovations, scientific assessments through the Global Innovations Index (GII) show that the country is trailing in innovation grades  in the region. In 2018, Kenya was rated the most innovative among the East African Community countries (rating globally at the 78th), followed by Tanzania (globally at 92nd), Rwanda (globally 99th) and Uganda in fourth place (103 globally). The other members of the Eat African Community -Burundi and South Sudan- were not measured.

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