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Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

Ruto opens Kenyan market to Ugandan milk and chicken products.

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Kenyan President, William Ruto has finally accepted to open his country’s market to Ugandan milk and chicken products. This followed back and forth negotiations over the matter between the two governments to help solve the impasse. On Friday, President Museveni received a special message from Ruto about the development . The message was delivered to Museveni at State House, Nakasero, by Kenya’s Special Presidential Envoy for the Tripartite Free Trade Area who is also the Cabinet Secretary for Investment, Trade and Industry, Moses Kuria. Museveni and his guest discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to the strengthening of the trade bodies in the region and the importance of bigger markets. “I am very happy. I thank President Ruto for opening the market for milk, chicken and eggs,” he ...
“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

“Our country is a goldmine”- Museveni rallies UAE investors to Uganda

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President Yoweri Museveni has tried convincing UAE investors to set up business across different sectors of the economy citing that Uganda is a favorable and profitable investment destination with many untapped opportunities. “Uganda and Africa in general are like a gold mine and we are just at the entrance of the mine. You the business people need to take advantage of these opportunities” he said. The president was addressing the UAE-Uganda presidential initiative on investment summit in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. Museveni told the participants that although Uganda’s economy is growing at 6% per annum; the economy has great potential to grow faster with several opportunities that he encouraged the United Arab Emirates investors to take advantage of. The president who briefed the investors...
Popular Congolese singer Tshala Muana dies aged 64.

Popular Congolese singer Tshala Muana dies aged 64.

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Source: BBC The famous Congolese singer and dancer Tshala Muana has died at the age of 64, according to her producer and companion, Claude Mashala. “In the early hours of this morning the good Lord has made the decision to call back Tshala Muana,” he posted on Facebook. Tshala Muana is considered the “Queen of Mutuashi”, a traditional music and dance from her native Kasai region. She was famous for several songs such as Karibu Yangu, Malu and Tshianza. She had toured widely overseas, won several awards on the national, continental and global scene and had recorded over 20 albums. Her music also appeared in the soundtrack of the popular 1987 Congolese musical film La Vie est Belle and Aya of Yop City. Muana, whose real name was Élisabeth Tshala Muana Muidikay, was also often affection...
<strong>FORTEBET-ALEX MUHANGI SOCCER TOUR FIRES UP MBARARA PUNTERS</strong>

FORTEBET-ALEX MUHANGI SOCCER TOUR FIRES UP MBARARA PUNTERS

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Last Saturday was a moment to remember for Mbarara Fortebet punters who took part in the monthly Fortebet-Alex Muhangi soccer tour. As usual, the tour started with a give back to the community, specifically donating food and a range of home-use items to Grace Home, a home that takes care and treats cancer patients from Mbarara and beyond. Fortebet and Muhangi then proceeded to Nyamityobora Playground where the battle for the champions took place. Eight teams representing Fortebet branches then battled out in knockout encounters until the victors, Mbarara main branch emerged. The victors took on Muhangi’s team, in a match that was full of class, physics and talent showoffs. These victors were prized with 500,000/=, footballs and club jerseys. The second placed team was also prized with ...
Hot race for NSSF new boss  as Byarugaba pleads to be re-appointed

Hot race for NSSF new boss  as Byarugaba pleads to be re-appointed

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Former now NSSF boss needs more prayers Byarugaba to secure another kisanja as the Managing Director National Social Security Fund (NSSF) should be louder, maybe for whoever is in charge of divine intervention to wake up and act accordingly. Why? Another person has been appointed in acting capacity as nitty-gritties in his contract extension are being sorted out. Byarugaba, who has been at the NSSF helm for 12 years, qualifies for re-appointment, thanks to the recently amended NSSF Act. His term ended on November 30th and that of his deputy Patrick Ayota. Curiously, that of his deputy, according to a press statement sent to this publication, has been renewed for a five-year period with effect from 30th November, 2022. But Byarugaba has to wait to learn his fate. And in his absence and ...
Fortebet rewards it’s customers.

Fortebet rewards it’s customers.

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Fortebet in collaboration with NBS Sport TV, hosts the most popular Lunchtime sports show in various Fortebet branches across the country. The show starts every Thursday between 1:30 pm - 2:00pm where the host will interview Fortebet’s staff and their clients. The clients will be able to mingle with their favorite presenters and also get to win fabulous prizes. All are welcome to be part of the show! The previous show was held at Owino Main branch whereby Fortebet’s clients got a rare opportunity to participate in the sports show. Fortebet dished out goodies like cool mobile phones, sports jerseys, T-shirts, pens, wristbands and many more. The Bodaboda riders who were present got reflector jackets to help in road safety. On this coming Thursday, NBS Sport TV and Fortebet team will be a...
“Huawei’s Seeds for the Future can be used to beef up Uganda’s investment in technology”, says Minister Babalanda

“Huawei’s Seeds for the Future can be used to beef up Uganda’s investment in technology”, says Minister Babalanda

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The Minister for Presidency, Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda has commended Huawei for skilling Ugandans through different ICT programs like Seeds for the Future Hon. Babalanda made the remarks during the launch of the 2022 Huawei Uganda Seeds for the Future Program on Friday. The program kicks off today online. "In a special way, I would like to commend Huawei for living what they preach as one of the top ICT companies. That even with COVID-19, their business and program has continued online, such are fruits of ICT. I continue to thank the job well done by Ministry of ICT, Ministry of Education and universities for coordinating and seeing to it that our students benefit from such wonderful opportunities," said the Minister who was the Guest of Honor at the event. She also revealed that the ...
ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

ERA, UBTEB Sign MOU To Increase Certified Electricians

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As one way of ensuring the increase of certified electricians in Uganda, ERA this year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB), a technical, vocational, educational, and training (TVET) examination body, to train and certify electricians. according to Uganda's constitution Section 88 of the ERA Act provides that no person shall install any electrical wiring of extension to existing wiring on any premises without first obtaining an installation permit issued by ERA. According to this MoU, both entities will establish a working relationship that started in July 2021 with the aim of creating lasting solutions to the low number of certified electricians in the industry. The MoU was signed by the ERA E.D Eng. Waako, on behalf of t...
ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

ERA On Mission ”safety first” To Train, Certify Qualified Electricians

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Properties worth billions of shillings and lives have over the years been lost in Uganda as a result of illegal or poorly done electrical installations done by unqualified electricians. As one of the solutions to this problem, the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) launched a campaign to train and grant certification only to qualified electricians, in a bid to save lives and property. To achieve this goal, the Authority recently established an Installation Permits Committee Coordination Centre, aimed at strengthening the supervision of licensed companies and extend services to consumers. Besides ensuring that only certified electricians are employed in the sector, this Centre will also be the main interface between the Installations Permit Committee (IPC), the installation wire perso...
Minister Amongi leads Africa in endorsing ILO’s strategy on skills learning.

Minister Amongi leads Africa in endorsing ILO’s strategy on skills learning.

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Minister Amongi Betty (center), State Minister for Labour Col. Charles Engola Macodwogo at the ILO meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. African countries have endorsed the International Labour Organization’s proposed strategy on skills and lifelong learning and its plan of action for the period 2022–30. Speaking in her position as the spokesperson on Social Dialogue for the Africa Group, the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom, noted that skills and lifelong learning are critical for youth employability and the promotion of national development. “We welcome the principle upon which the strategy is anchored, emphasizing the participation of all stakeholders, development of resilient systems, social dialogue, promotion of human development, productive emp...
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