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Ugandans the least savers in East Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda–The managing director of National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Mr Richard Byarugaba, has urged employees to save for their future retirement. He said statistics in the region show that Ugandans have one of the least saving cultures compared to the other countries in East Africa “We save less than 10 per cent of our […]

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$34m EAC cancer facility to be set up in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA–East African Community Member States have chosen Uganda to host the East African Oncology Center of Excellence, a $34 million facility  that will treat all cancers within the region.  “Cancer is a big challenge to Nationals from within the East African Community region,  the disease requires joint effort because treating it is very expensive. […]

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Nairobi’s modern logistics centre attracts new E-commerce operat

NAIROBI, Kenya–Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has signed a long term lease for nearly 4,500 sqm of its flagship ALP North Logistics Warehousing Complex with Copia Global, the fast growing e-commerce FMCG distributor that specialises in supplying rural Kenya.  ALP is currently constructing Kenya’s first international standard grade-A logistics warehousing on two sites in Nairobi. ALP […]

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Why Africa must invest more in Ports

  KAMPALA, UGANDA- Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to realise its growth ambitions.   Globally, ports are gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value. Investment in ports and their related transport infrastructure to advance trade and promote […]