Demand for Ugandan pigs in China increases farmers tipped on bulk production
Agribusiness

Demand for Ugandan pigs increases in China farmers tipped on bulk production

Demand for Ugandan pigs increases in China  farmers tipped on bulk production: The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has asked Ugandans to engage in large scale piggery production whose products are on high demand in Asian Countries. Ssempijja told East African Business Week   that he has secured markets for Ugandan piggery […]

UNBS destroys substandard goods worth Shs3.5 Billion
Industry

UNBS destroys substandard goods worth Shs3.5 Billion

UNBS destroys substandard goods worth Shs3.5 Billion: The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has destroyed 413 metric tonnes of substandard goods worth Shs3.5 billion as it intensifies the fight against substandard products. According to Godwin Bonge Muhwezi the Principal Public Relations Office Uganda National Bureau of Standards, the goods destroyed included electronics, cosmetics, steel […]

Weak shilling increases costs in construction and manufacturing sectors
Industry

Weak shilling increases costs in construction and manufacturing sectors

Weak shilling increases costs in construction and manufacturing sector: The continued depreciation of the Ugandan shilling against the United States Dollar has pushed up the prices   for construction and manufacturing sectors, a new report from the Uganda Bureau of statistics has revealed. According to the  Construction  Sector Indices report from UBOS it shows that  the […]

Industry

UCU decries income Tax levy on universities

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO KAMPALA, Uganda–The Chancellor, Uganda Christian University, Rev Stanly Ntgali has asked government to scrap income tax which government levies to non –profit education institutions in the country. Speaking at the University’s   19th graduation ceremony held at the main campus in Mukono , Ntagali said levying tax on education institutions negatively impacts the institution […]

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Invest more resources in children-save the children tells Government

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO KAMPALA, Uganda–Save the Children has called upon the government of Uganda and international development partners to invest more in children. The children advocacy agency wants more resources to be allocated in education, health and child protection. Save the children said the government of Uganda should increase public expenditure on primary education to […]