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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.

Taste of the future: MTN Uganda demos 5G technology

MTN Uganda has become the first telecom to demonstrate the 5G network technology,  with the promise that within the next 3 years, the company will invest in developing 5G network infrastructure. It is the first time the technology is trialled in the East African region.  

New telco kid on the block. But who is Lycamobile?

A new telecom company, Lycamobile, has announced its entry into the Ugandan market in what will cause some excitement to a sector that has been a rather dull duel between MTN and Airtel. But Ugandans will also be watching from the side of the eye to see what Lycamobile will do differently to survive, that others that fell by the wayside before them, didn’t do.

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