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Uganda’s first solar run factory could start before end of 2017

In what will be a first of its kind, a factory operating on solar power could be launched in Kampala before the end December (2017), The Infrastructure Magazine can exclusively reveal. If this happens, this will be a real game changer in energy use in Uganda, as this will be the very first time that a factory outfit will be running on solar energy.

The picturesque Pearl of Africa hotel comes alive on Kampala skyline

The picturesque 23-storey luxury hotel, set on a spectacular location in Kampala, with nearly 360 degree visibility of the city, was officially launched in Kampala in October. The hotel- a five-star luxury affair- comprises 253 rooms and 42 suites on seven levels of accommodation, ranging between 31 and 164 square metres in size.

Uganda Hosts 33rd African Union for Housing Finance Conference

Uganda hosted the 33rd African Union for Housing Finance Conference from 17-19 October 2017. Facilitated by Terwilliger Center for Innovation and Shelter, Habitat for Humanity International and co-hosted by both the African Union for Housing Finance Conference (AUHF) and Housing Finance Bank Uganda.

The conference attracted representatives from 25 African countries to deliberate on ways for bettering housing across the continent.

First African Architectural Award held in Jo’burg

The first Africa Architectural Award (AAA) meant to recognize and reward creative and notable architectural projects from around the continent attracted participation from 32 African countries, with more than 300 projects submitted to contest.

The event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa early October.

Kwese introduces pay-as-you-watch digital TV subscription packages

The newly launched broadcast network Kwese satellite TV has introduced the first ever pay-as you- watch subscription packages in Uganda.

The new subscription packages will give Ugandans a choice to purchase pay-as-you-watch packages by purchasing three, seven or 30 day subscriptions to access Kwese’s full programming line-up.

Zuku TV introduces “Tripple Pay service”

As the battle by the different service providers to bring digital TV to homes in Uganda intensifies,  Zuku TV is going a notch higher by delivering a 3-in-1 product called “Zuku Triple Pay service.” The service consists of digital TV and home internet service. Zuku customers will be able to choose the packages of their wish, from four.