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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.

UNRA now hands Busega- Mpigi works to CCECC

Uganda National Roads Authority has, after protracted  procurement challenges,  now handed the works for the 23.7km Busega- Mpigi expressway to a consortium of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) and China Railways 19th Bureau Group Company Ltd.

Government to launch an online mineral licensing system

By Benjamin Mukose

In a bid to improve efficiency, transparency and investment in the minerals sector in Uganda, the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development is in the final stages of developing an online mineral licensing system. The Infrastructure Magazine understands that the system developed by Trimble,  an American company with a global footprint, will be launched in August.

Forbes under 30 shows Uganda’s flaw

Forbes Africa Magazine has announced its “30 under 30” list of luminaries for 2019. The listing, now in its 5th edition, is easily the region’s most rigorous measure of young grit, innovation and entrepreneurship. But if this list is anything to go by, then Uganda has a bit of soul-searching to do regarding her young generation’s  innovation and entrepreneurship grit.

Build Net to put 90 apartment units to the market in 2020

Construction works for development of apartment blocks that will put  90 new housing units on to the market in 2020 have been launched by Build Net, a local real estate developer. Named Najjera Heights, the block occupies the former Match & Mix entertainment spot on the Kiwatule-Najjera road in Kira Municipality.

Former Air Uganda CEO returns as adviser to the new Uganda Airlines

Cornwell Muleya, the former CEO of the defunct Air Uganda is returning as a technical adviser to the re-start Uganda Airlines, the national airline management has said. Announcing Muleya’s return on their Twitter account, Uganda Airline said Muleya has “over 20 years’ experience in executive, financial and strategic planning roles in aviation.”

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