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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.

Vule Airways jumps into the murky airspace of Ugandan airlines

Come November (2017), Ugandan skies will be graced with yet another locally owned airline. Vule Airline, part owned by Ugandans and part by foreign investors was recently launched in Kampala.

A press release issued by the directors said the new airline will be operated as a budget airline, first building the regional routes, and (then) embarking on the international routes, evolving  ...”from a domestic and regional airline into a domestic and long haul airline covering all the continents of the world.”

Rwanda sets aside US200 million for low cost housing

The Government of Rwanda is setting aside US$200 million in its budget for financial year 2017/18 for development of low cost housing for low and mid income earners. 

James Musoni, Rwanda’s minister for Infrastructure, said his government has come up with four strategic actions aimed at addressing the issue of affordable housing for Rwandans. The fund is one of them

South Sudan gets US $14.57 million to expand electricity distribution network in Juba

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand electricity distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan’s capital.

The power distribution system rehabilitation and expansion project is aimed at enhancing the power distribution networks in Juba to provide reliable electricity supply from existing and future generation facilities and thus satisfy the suppressed load and demand growth in the city.

Time for Uganda to boost local steel industry

Steel is as critical to an economy as oil. Steel is at the centre of manufacturing, industry and industrialization. The country’s ability to supply high quality steel is a boost to the economy especially in a country that is gearing for high infrastructure development, industrialization, manufacturing and processing. There is no conceivable industry- small or big- that does not require some form of steel.

Tanzania to unlock its large natural gas potential

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$ 29.8 Million loan to support Tanzania to mobilize domestic resources and unlock the potential of its natural gas resources through leveraging domestic markets and local content initiatives.

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