OWC shines in delivering quality and safe food to Ugandans

Gen. Salim Saleh the head of OWC in photo above. Operation Wealth Creation has mobilized, organized and coordinated small holder farmers and agro-processors across the country under the Community Agro-processing Alliance) and Wealth Creation Uganda Millers Association (WECRUMA) to supply food items in required quantities and specifications to the National Taskforce for COVID19 response. This […]

Southern Africa area face food crisis over Covid:19

FAO director of Emergency and Resilience Division, Mr Dominique Burgeon in a photo above. Covid-19 and the global lockdowns have posed serious threats to food security across the entire Southern Africa region which is already battling with drought caused by poor rains in the current cropping season. A lot of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa rely […]

GOVERNMENT SETS 18bn AS MINIMUM CAPITAL FOR MARIJUANA LICENCE

  The NATIONAL DRUGS AUTHORITY (NDA) has set 18bn as minimum capital for one to obtain a Marijuana License among other conditions. Individuals and companies seeking to grow or export marijuana for medical purposes will be required to present minimum capital of $5m (Shs18.3b) and a bank guarantee of Shs4b. Investors will also be required […]

Crocodiles kill 15 on lake George and Edward

The crocodiles lie in ambush along the village paths and pounce on the residents of Katwe village as they walk to fetch water, go to the market or children going to school. Others are clobbered while carrying out fishing on lake George and Edward. Children fetching water from the lake. Such children are now prone […]

Kabale gets a Women Empowerment Institute

Kabale district is lucky to have received the establishment of a Women Empowerment Institute (WEI), a nonprofit organization wholly owned by Ugandans. The organization was registered in July 2017 and as the name suggests, aims at empowering households through women and youth. Since its inception, WEI has dedicated itself to improving the livelihoods of people […]

Bahati launches food security in Ndorwa West

David Bahati, the state minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development has launched the house hold food security project at the village, level dubbed, “binga enjara owawe” Bahati launched the project on Saturday in Butanda Sub County in Kabale District where he supplied five sacks of Irish potatoes to every village for multiplication. The Minister […]

Danish Food Technology experts to Visit Uganda

Denmark has over the years maintained an enviable track record in agriculture production, with its annual yield being three times the amount it needs for itself. This, thanks to a good percentage of arable land and moderate climate but more importantly its extremely advanced technology and infrastructure network. The technological advancement by the Scandinavian country […]

NWSC aiming at provision of 100% Service Coverage

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) is aiming at providing safe water to 100% of the population in all villages under NWSC jurisdiction (at least 12,000 villages) This is being implemented under what is called 100% Service Coverage Acceleration Project (SCAP 100): The project, according to Sheba Bamwine Mukiza, the Corporation Public Relations Manager is […]

Hon. Dr. RuhakanaRugunda at the Tony Elumelu EntrepreneurshipFoundation forum

Uganda’s Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Dr. RuhakanaRugunda on Saturday spoke at this year’s Tony Elumelu EntrepreneurshipFoundation (TEF) forum in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Rugunda who represented the government of Ugandapraised TEF for addressing the mind-set of emerging African entrepreneurs. “This program is promoting Pan Africanism. Itwill help to consolidate unity of African take advantage of the […]

EGYPTIAN FIRMS TARGET UGANDA’S COFFEE INDUSTRY

The Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, has met with a team of Egyptian investors who have expressed interest to establish value addition plants for coffee in Uganda. In a meeting held at Radisson Blu hotel in the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Thursday, the chairman Mac Optic Investment, Dr. […]