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By Frank Twinomugisha, Booking.Com the World’s foremost leader in Tourism and Hospitality is in Uganda and has launched, UKARIMU, an ultra-modern Tourism and Hospitality program for Ugandan Youth and Tourism Ugandan Businesses. Jean Byamugisha, the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Hotel Owners Association (UHOA) “What a pleasure it is to be here this morning. Not only do I have the opportunity to launch our newest partnership in Uganda, the Ukarimu Academy for Tourism and Hospitality, but I get to do it here in one of the most beautiful regions of…

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The Unfortunate 2019 UMA Trade Fair show .


OPINION Companies from both manufacturers and service providers and suppliers might be contemplating different avenues of product exhibitions other than the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) trade fair. very poor organisation. First there was daily intended power (Electricity) issues; then the trade fair attendees were mainly primary and secondary going students who do not have purchasing power and lastly; the gates to the trade fair grounds would close very early to the disadvantage of foods and beverages service providers. According to one of the exhibitors who preferred not to be mentioned…

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Buy Uganda Build Uganda summit Commissioned


The Ministry of Trade Industry and cooperatives uganda-MTIC commissioned the Trade in Service Policy in 2016 to be able to regulate and protect the stake holders in the service sector where local contractors in many aspects are service providers and are effectively covered in this policy. This policy covers sectors; Finance. Hospitality, Insurance, Construction, Tourism etc and the service industry accounts for 54.7% of the Ugandan GDP. The Uganda contractors and service providers cut across most spheres of the economy and there are a number of laws designed to protect them in…

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MTN Uganda announces 2019 Kampala Marathon edition


Earleir today 15th October Mtn Uganda together with its partners and stakeholders combined effort to announce the Kampala  marathon 16th edition. We have together with our partners Huawei, Stanbic bank, New Vision, Rwenzori and Spedag Interfreight announced the 2019 edition of the MTN Kampala Marathon. The MTN Kampala Marathon, now in its 16th year has been a mainstay on the Ugandan sports calendar giving participants “A GOOD REASON TO RUN” because apart from running for health and fitness, they get to contribute towards a community benefiting project. The proceeds from…

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Ruparelia Group Speke Resort and Munyonyo Commonwealth are Hotels of Choice in Africa


By Xpress Times Uganda World and Luxury travellers voted Speke Resort and Conference Center as the best Luxury Lakeside Resort on African continent while Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort was named the 2019 best Luxury Hotel and Conference Center in the East African region For their hospitality, luxury, Nestling supremely on the calm lapping shores of Lake Victoria, the two hotels remain Uganda’s leading five-star resorts and have again won an award apiece at the just concluded 2019 internal awards-the World Luxury Hotel awards. The Hotel-known famously in Uganda as the Commonwealth…

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ROYALTY ‘n’ LOYALTY; The Royal Escort Goat Race 2019 in Munyonyo moved up to the Billing

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By Daniels N. Tatya Whoever tagged this year’s goat race event ‘Royal Escort Goat Race’ should be seated somewhere and coveting at his piece of work. Surely the 2019 goat race at Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s Speke Resort in Munyonyo was to the royals and loyals, and please quote it, the social event brought both royalty and loyalty together. Words to tell the story proper about the event have eluded many, even to yours here, because it was pomp, glamour, fashion, style and name it. Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and his son…

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1-(DFCU) GIVE CAESAR WHAT BELONGS TO HIM; Sudhir gets back his Buildings as DFCU agrees to vacate all illegally acquired and occupied Buildings.


Confirmed and seen agreement dossiers by Xpress Times Uganda from DFCU bank boardroom is good news to businessman and tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia. To Sudhir this is another victory. DFCU Bank has finally agreed to vacate all buildings that are owned by Meera Investments and Crane Management services, companies owned by City businessman Sudhir. Relocation of branches; According to the documents that we have seen, DFCU Bank has already opened bids for companies that want to provide consultancy services during the relocation of its 22 branches in different regions around Uganda.…

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Gender Minister Hon. Janat Mukwaya visits beneficially women groups

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The Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Janat Balunzi Mukwaya  visited a women group in Kibuku district that has specialised in adding value to cassava. This is part of the Minister’s ongoing performance monitoring visit in Busoga, Bukedi and Teso sub regions. The group named Kawami Women Value Addition Group and funded by the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) has turned the largely staple food crop into a cash cow by producing various products including cassava gari, tapioca, high quality cassava flour, fortified cassava porridge, cakes, doughnuts, cookies,…

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Governemnt Postive Resolution on Cannabis is Poised to Make Uganda Africa’s Next Cannabis Powerhouse

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By Daniels N. Tatya After the country’s Agriculture Ministry approved cultivation licenses, other legislators demanded that legality be clarified before planting commences. International investors are anxiously awaiting a resolution. Uganda, fertile and sun-drenched, is harboring dreams of becoming the next cannabis hotshot of the African continent. Foreign capital has been flowing in to launch the new industry. So, much hangs in the balance as the country’s cabinet weighs changes to the criminal code allowing cultivation to proceed. There appears to be a tension between the lure of a lucrative new…

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MTN has announced an 18,000,000shs contribution towards the 8th outing of the Corporate League


MTN has today 25th September  announced an 18,000,000shs contribution towards the 8th outing of the Corporate League happening this Sunday 28th at Kyambogo. At this month’s Corporate league outing, there will be football group games, Volleyball games from round of 32 to finish, Tag of war and short fun races among others. Julius Ikwete, the current team manager MTN Corporate league team said that; MTN has always supported and been part of corporate league. Through sports activities such as Corporate League MTN strives to connect and unite people. For customers…

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