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PPP only way to fix current gaps in transport and logistics sector – Gen Katumba Wamala

By Daniel Otto

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement is the only sustainable way to fix the many gaps in Uganda’s transport and logistics sector that have been exposed by Covid-19, Gen. Katumba Wamala,  the Minister of Works & Transport, has said. This, as experts and practitioners in the sector call for a recalibration of the country’s transport mix to put more emphasis on rail and water transport.

Covid-19: UNRA to review contractors’ contracts

(Photo: UNRA)

By Benjamin Mukose 

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is considering reviewing and re-working contracts that they have signed with various contractors to take into consideration the impact of the disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, Allen Kagina, the executive director of the Authority has said.  

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.

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.

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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