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Nailing or Failing Uganda’s economic Future: Energy and Transport as constraints for Uganda’s economic transformation

Nailing or Failing Uganda’s economic Future: Energy and Transport as constraints for Uganda’s economic transformation

By Phionah Kanyorobe On October 1, 2018

In 1907, Winston Churchill named Uganda ‘’the pearl of Africa’’. One of the reasons was Uganda’s rich wildlife, nature and resources, which imply a huge economic potential. Some even say, that if commercially farmed, Uganda could feed the whole of...

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A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

A Step Back for Ugandans: the Social Media and Mobile Money Tax

By Winnie Watera On June 21, 2018

‘‘Ugandans should be happy; the taxes being collected will provide social services and this tax regime should please every citizen who wants to help finance the country out of poverty’’ said one MP after the heated debate in Parliament on...

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Media can do better on corruption

By Ivan Rugambwa On April 10, 2017

My attention was drawn to a story in the Sunday Monitor of April 2nd titled “Prison Life Humbled Me – Teddy Ssezi Cheeye” whose pictures I have attached here. I’ll return to my thoughts on the story later, but reading...

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Boosting Exports: Reversing Uganda’s Trade Deficit

By Leonie Staas On November 9, 2016

Uganda’s trade deficit is alarming – with imports significantly exceeding exports and recent trends not indicating any improvements. Indeed, export volumes have risen during the last couple of years in Uganda, but so have the volumes of imports. This deficit...

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Will the Agenda 2063 deliver the so much desired African Development?

By Ivan Otim On July 12, 2016

The new partnership for Africa development dubbed agenda 2063 is a pledge by Africans leaders based on common vision and a shared conviction that they have the duty to eradicate poverty and place each Africa countries both individually and collectively...

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The Next Economic Crisis Isn’t Coming – It Has Arrived

The Next Economic Crisis Isn’t Coming – It Has Arrived

By Eshban Kwesiga On July 7, 2016

Economists have a thing they call the “demographic dividend,” a fancy term to mean a rapidly growing youth population which can be an opportunity for economic boom especially when the bulk of its young people are of a working age...

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Uganda shouldn’t take lightly the drop in oil prices

Uganda shouldn’t take lightly the drop in oil prices

By Adella Agaba On June 30, 2016

Oil production is set to begin in 2017 and this has generated anxiety and expectations which are already a threat to peace in the country, not only to humankind but to the environment, economy and ecology. The discovery of oil...

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Situating the Agenda 2063 within Uganda's Development Context

By Donnas Ojok On May 29, 2016

In 2013, African heads of government agreed to form an agenda that would guide national development frameworks of the member states in achieving certain development aspirations that the continent is aiming to attain over the next 50 years. The following...

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