The government has expressed its desire to scale up a project by Oxfam at national level that aims at transforming the lives of rural women farmers. Speaking at an event this week hosted by Oxfam and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu said
Even as changes in weather continue to take its toll on smallholder farmers, technologies like greenhouses still remain beyond their reach due to prohibitive costs. But that is fast changing with an emerging set of agropreneurs and companies coming up with low cost greenhouse innovations that also last longer. An average eight by 30 meters
The Central Bank has warned financial institutions against using technologies that are susceptible to cybercrime in the name of providing financial inclusion to the rural populace. “You must always be mindful of the fact that financial services have become more sophisticated and integrated, and in the process become prone to operational and other risks,” Prof.
Officials from a number of Civil Society Organisations majorly from Uganda and Kenya gathered at the Protea Hotel in Kampala on Monday to launch a handbook for Civil Society Organisations on the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR). The handbook explains the origin of the ICGLR and how the organisation functions. According to
The Government of Uganda has halted negotiations with Rostec Global Resources (RTGR) led Consortium of Russia for the selection of the lead Investor of the Uganda Refinery Project. The Government team had shortlisted two bidders namely RTGR which was ranked as number one and the Preferred Bidder and the other led by SK Engineering of
The Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA) is projecting to attract investments worth $1 billion (Shs3.3trillion) by 2020, according to officials. Through a host of tax and non-tax incentives, UFZA is targeting this investment growth from various sectors in the economy as investors come in the country to set up operations in value addition and agro-processing.
Ministry of Energy officials from Uganda and Tanzania will pitch camp in Hoima District for two days starting tomorrow to review progress of implementation plan for development of the proposed crude oil export pipeline. The Ugandan team is led by Energy minister Irene Muloni while the Tanzanian team is led by Muloni’s counterpart Prof Sospeter
Uganda is looking forward to invest more resources in the livestock sector as it targets to liberate livestock farmers from poverty. Joy Kabatsi, the State Minister of Agriculture in charge Animal Industries said the government will embark on supporting livestock farmers by providing them with inputs like water and subsidized veterinary services. She said these