The initiative, launched in July 2017, was premised on the foundation that while the Government of Uganda has invested considerable resources in combating HIV/ AIDS, there is still a lot of dependence on external foreign donors especially for the purchase of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment commodities.
The amendments, unveiled by Gender, Labour and Social Development Minister Janat Mukwaya, last month NSSF make NSSF a mandatory Social Security Scheme for all Ugandans employed in the formal and informal sectors.
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, the AU Senior Advisor for the Department of Trade and Industry, says geo-data should form the basis of literally any development initiative, adding that they want as many stakeholders and sectors as possible involved in the development and usage of geo-data.
Gideon Badagawa, the Executive Director of Private Sector Foundation Unit (PSFU) noted government's commitment to invest in infrastructure, which is a key driver for private sector-led development. Badagawa however says the implementation of the budget will heavily rely on getting the money allocated equitably to all sectors of the economy. He says without investment in skilling the labour force, productivity in driving the key strategic areas will be in vain.
Owners of small and medium businesses have been advised to start grooming their children in business as early as possible to ensure longevity of their businesses even after they have passed on. The call was made by Hope Kasimbazi, Private Sector Foundation Uganda's Outreach and Partnership Officer at an event for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kampala.
The joint committee shall meet today June 29th, to finalize Ugandaâ€™s position on the PIVOC, ahead of a meeting for negotiations with the pre-import inspection service providers on Monday July 1st, according to a statement read by Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde.
Economic analysts in Uganda say despite the fact that economic development initiatives target job creation are critical to poverty alleviation; Uganda still has to grapple with a host of challenges including lack of a conducive business environment to attract investor who in turn create jobs.
Voting for Ugandaâ€™s top fifty brands stops today at midnight ending three weeks of the Short Message System (SMS) means through which members of the public have been sending phone messages to a designated number to select their preferred brands in the country.