Agribusiness Industry

Agriculture can transform lives of Ugandan farmers

By Christina Malmberg Calvo Agriculture is Uganda’s ‘green gold’ that can transform the economy and the lives of farmers.  Why is it then that Uganda’s well documented agricultural potential is not realized? What specific public-sector policies and actions are required to unleash the entrepreneurial energy of Uganda’s largest private sector actors—its farmers? These and other […]


Uganda’s economic activity continues to post positive growth-report

BY SAMSON OKWAKOL KAMPALA, Uganda—the performance of the economy report for May 2018 released by the Ministry of Finance has indicated continued improvement in Uganda’s economic activity. The report indicates that Composite Index of Economic Activity (CIEA) increased by 0.2% from 212.5 in March 2018 to 212.9 in April 2018, reflecting continued improvement in economic […]

Industry Markets

Kenya 2018/19 Full Budget Speech

BY HENRY ROTICH     Theme: Creating Jobs, Transforming Lives and Sharing Prosperity I Introduction   Mr Speaker, it is my honour to present to this august House the FY 2018/19 Budget Statement. I make this Statement in fulfilment of the requirements of Section 40 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 and the Standing Order Number […]


SMART CITIES: How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- — Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double. Whilst the big 3 cities – Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town – have been […]