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Month: April 2024

Second Agribusiness Mkutano to Focus on Cultivating Resilience and Climate Finance for Sustainable Economic Growth in Uganda

Second Agribusiness Mkutano to Focus on Cultivating Resilience and Climate Finance for Sustainable Economic Growth in Uganda

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he 2nd Agribusiness Mkutano themed “Cultivating Resilience: Agribusiness and Climate Finance as an Anchor for Sustainable Economic Growth in Uganda,” is set to take place on April 16th, 2024, at the Mestil Hotel in Kampala. Organised under the hashtags #agribusiness24 and #agrimkutano24, the Mkutano will spotlight critical developments in agribusiness, ranging from global geopolitical shifts and technological advancements to innovative finance and climate-smart practices. Despite Uganda's vast potential with 80% of its land suitable for thriving agricultural produce, only 35% is being profitably utilised. The sector, which contributes less than 25% to Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employs over 60% of the Ugandan population (UBOS, 2023), presenting significant opportunities for tra...
FORTEBET SURPRISES NAKASEKE, WOBULENZI, BOMBO PUNTERS WITH WITH MEGA GIFTS

FORTEBET SURPRISES NAKASEKE, WOBULENZI, BOMBO PUNTERS WITH WITH MEGA GIFTS

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It was an exciting experience over the weekend as ForteBet, Uganda’s leading betting company gave a surprise package of gifts to its clients. Hundreds of clients walked away with hundreds of free gifts that included brand new phones, T-shirts, jerseys, caps and many others. All these gifts were given out at all ForteBet centres in Semuto, Kapeeka, Nakaseke, Wobulenzi, Bombo, Kalule and Busula. Away from the above gifts, ForteBet also gave out many reflector jackets to bodaboda riders in Kapeeka. Talking to us just before the give-away, the company Brand Ambassador, Alex Muhangi, in company of the Media Manager, John Nanyumba, said that, “We want to thank our dear clients for the endless love for ForteBet. This is why we always keep coming back to say to them; THANK YOU.”
FORTEBET LIGHTS UP NAKASONGOLA, LUWERO, MIGYERA WITH PRICELESS GIFTS

FORTEBET LIGHTS UP NAKASONGOLA, LUWERO, MIGYERA WITH PRICELESS GIFTS

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ForteBet, Uganda’s leading betting company over the weekend again did what it is good at-gifting its customers with priceless goodies. Hundreds of clients walked away with hundreds of free gifts that included brand new phones, T-shirts, jerseys, caps and many others. All these gifts were given out at all ForteBet centres in Nakasongola, Luweero, Migyera, Kakooge, Kiwoko and Kikyusa. Away from the above gifts, ForteBet also gave out many reflector jackets to bodaboda riders in Luweero. Talking to us just before the give-away, the company Brand Ambassador, Alex Muhangi, in company of the Media Manager, John Nanyumba, said that, “Every Ugandan is so special and deserves a lot from forteBet because they are the reason this company is number one in Uganda. Our clients have been part of the g...
Fortebet Real Stars Awards Recognises Best of March

Fortebet Real Stars Awards Recognises Best of March

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Fortebet Real Stars Sports Monthly Awards unveiled the standout performers for the month of March across various disciplines. All the Sports disciplines showcased their prowess at the African Games, earning well-deserved recognition. Lydia Namabiro emerged as the standout player in Rugby as her contributions were pivotal as the Lady Rugby Cranes Sevens secured an impressive fourth-place finish in the HSBC Challengers Series in Montevideo. Namabiro’s exceptional performance, marked by four tries, propelled her team to success. She takes the award ahead of Norbert Okeny and Peace Lekuru. In Football, the gong went to Hakim Mutebi, beating Hippos teammate Usama Arafat and Queen Cranes (Uganda U20 Women) star Catherine Nagadya. He was outstanding in Ghana, including scoring a crucial a go...
MTN Uganda Unveils New WakaNet Offers: Empowering

MTN Uganda Unveils New WakaNet Offers: Empowering

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MTN Uganda, the country's leading telecommunications provider, announces the launch of its latest internet offerings under the WakaNet Home Internet. With a focus on delivering high-speed internet access to cater to the diverse needs of Ugandans, these new packages represent MTN's commitment to advancing connectivity and driving progress across various sectors. The latest offers bring great value to customers with the WakaNet Router offer, priced at Ugx 130,000, includes a free router and provides users with high-speed internet at 10Mbps for 30 days. Similarly, the WakaNet Fiber offer, also available from as low as Ugx 130,000, ensures reliable connectivity with internet speeds of 10Mbps for 30 days. For those with heavier internet usage demands, MTN introduces the new Prestige Fiber p...
MTN Uganda launches computer lab for Gulu High School

MTN Uganda launches computer lab for Gulu High School

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MTN Uganda, in a strategic collaboration with Sense International Uganda, a non-governmental organization, has officially launched an assistive technology computer lab at Gulu High School. This groundbreaking initiative is set to benefit over 700 learners including 45 with visual impairment by providing them with digitised learning materials and specialised technological tools. The project is a key component of the Digital Access for Inclusion initiative spearheaded by the MTN Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MTN Uganda, aimed at fostering educational, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth of Uganda. This support follows the successful launch of similar projects at Salaama School for the Blind in Mukono District, Ngora School for the Deaf in Ngora District, Masaka...
Café Bravo Fire, Police speaks out

Café Bravo Fire, Police speaks out

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fire gutted Cafe Bravo Restaurant at Uganda House on Kampala Roadies property worth millions were destroyed. The fire that engulfed the restaurant premises, started around 5 a.m. According to the police, their Fire Prevention and Rescue Services responded to the outbreak and successfully contained the fire before it could spread further throughout the building. Investigations into the cause of the fire outbreak are currently underway, with investigators actively gathering evidence at the scene to aid in determining the root cause,” said the police. The police also revealed that there are no reported injuries or fatalities resulting from the incident.
Kitara fc to face off Vipers in Uganda Cup Quarterfinals Draw

Kitara fc to face off Vipers in Uganda Cup Quarterfinals Draw

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FINALLY the much a waited match has been anticipated and the draws for the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinals, Kitara and Vipers have found themselves pitted against each other once more, renewing their intense rivalry. The draw also features an all-Uganda Premier League showdown between BUL and KCCA, while Big League side Police, who reached last year’s final, will host NEC. Additionally, regional league sides Pajule Lions and Pakwach Young Stars are set to face off in what promises to be an exciting clash. Scheduled to take place between April 10-14, the matches will offer fans thrilling action with extra time and penalties if necessary to determine the winners.For Kitara, the upcoming match against Vipers holds extra significance as they seek revenge for a controversial decision in th...
NAMUNGOONA SOCCER TOUR ‘BLASTS’ FORTEBET PUNTERS

NAMUNGOONA SOCCER TOUR ‘BLASTS’ FORTEBET PUNTERS

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it was a better moment to remember over the weekend within kampala at Namungoona in nanasana municipality that the high-pressure Forte Bet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour. The football excitement, tension, anger and the big anticipation to win mega rewards left punters thrilled to the edge. The tour was organized by ForteBet in conjunction with the company brand ambassador, Alex Muhangi. The tour started with a give back to the community, specifically giving out mama kits to expectant mothers at Nabweru Health Centre III. The donation was handed over by Muhangi. At Namungoona playground is where the soccer battle rocked. Teams representing ForteBet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Kasubi Gold Centre, emerged. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs ...
Thousands welcomes  Balam as a minister in Hoima .

Thousands welcomes  Balam as a minister in Hoima .

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The Prime Minister of Uganda Rt Hon Nabbanja Robinah today officiated at the homecoming ceremony in honour of Hon Dr Balaam Barugahara, the newly appointed State Minister for Children and Youth affairs at Boma grounds in Masindi Municipality organised by the Community. The Premier commended the people of Masindi and Bunyoro at large for supporting NRM and President Museveni consistently and urged them to carry on. Nabbanja congratulated Dr Balaam upon this noble appointment and urged him to provide people centred and service oriented leadership to all Ugandans in line with the Principles of the rulling NRM Party. A cross-section of Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers, MPs, District chairpersons, Local council leaders joined thousands to welcome the newly appointed minister back at home.