EAC

Eight get SNV’s Innovation against Poverty funds

KAMPALA, Uganda—Eight local Small and Medium Enterprise companies from Uganda have received a total of 912,954 euros from SNV Netherlands Development Organization under the Innovation Against Poverty (IAP) Project phase2. The Innovation against Poverty (IAP) project phase2, aims at reducing and to improve the living conditions of the poor people in the community relying on […]

EAC

Hima Cement plant due to open in May

KAMPALA, Uganda–Cement maker Hima Cement is expected to start production on its $40m (Shs144b) plant by the first week of May, ahead of planned production start date of June, company officials have said. The cement make which broke ground on its Tororo District plant in January last year has been able to move ahead of […]

EAC

EAC standards law gets makeover

Arusha, TANZANIA -The East African Community (EAC) has issued regulations to improve the EAC Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing Act (SQMT) of 2006. SQMT regulations are geared towards facilitating regional trade, the Secretariat announced through a press release. The regulations were approved by the Council of Ministers in November 2013 and are issued in […]

EAC

Nairobi’s First Modern Logistics Centre Draws New E-commerce Ope

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 […]

EAC

Uganda calls on Tanzania to buy surplus sugar

KAMPALA, Uganda–President Yoweri Museveni and his visiting Tanzanian counterpart, President John Joseph Pombe Magufuli have discussed areas of cooperation between their two countries at a meeting held at State House, Entebbe. Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sam Kuteesa, his Tanzanian counterpart, Mr. Augustine Mahiga and Uganda’s Minister of Public Service, Mr. Muruli Mukasa, attended […]

EAC

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 […]

EAC

Micro Financing to spur Kenya housing sector

  NAIROBI, Kenya, — A new study from Habitat for Humanity says that housing microfinance can and should become a mainstream offering for financial institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa as they respond to growing housing needs in the region, particularly from poor people.   The business case study, is entitled “Building the Business Case for Housing […]