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Dangote effect: Kenya, Tanzania enjoy better cement prices than Uganda

By Roger Kyazze

While Ugandans continue to choke on high prices of cement, their Kenyan and Tanzanian counter-parts are enjoying relatively cheaper and more stable prices. The market instability in the Ugandan market recently led to panic buying, hoarding and creation of an artificial cement crisis resulting into the recent skyrocketing of prices.

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.

Industrialization key for transformation of Ugandan Economy-Manufacturers

By Jacob okwii

Manufacturers under their association- Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) have called upon the government to prioritize industrialization as a way of ensuring growth, economic development and creating employment opportunities in the country.

Mubarak Kirunda Nkuuta the association’s acting executive director made this appeal in an interview with The Infrastructure Magazine at the opening of the 2017 trade fair exhibition show in Lugogo, Kampala recently.

Sadolin paints becomes Plascon

Many Ugandans are slowly waking up to the realisation that the household paint brand name “Sadolin Paints- Colour Your world” is no more. In its place is now “Plascon, colour your world.” This follows the acquisition of 100 per cent of Sadolin Paints by Kansai Plascon Africa Limited (KPAL), a subsidiary of Kansai Paint Co. Ltd (Kansai Paint) of Japan.

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