THE UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS LAUNCHES THE MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX REPORT 2022.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), together with the Government of Uganda and the United Nations Development Uganda launched its Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) Report at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Hon Amos Lugoloobi, State Minister for Finance Planning and Economic Development applauded The Uganda Bureau of Statistics for producing this first Multidimensional Poverty Index Report for Uganda saying this particular report is based on the Uganda National Household Survey series which provides statistical indicators underpinning the socio-economic characteristics at both household and community levels which are…

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THE UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS RELEASES THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR JULY 2022.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On 29th July, 2022, Ms. Aliziki Kaudah Lubega Deputy Economic Standards at the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July, 2022. The Overall Consumer Price Index registered for the month of July, 2022 was 122.04 with an inflation rate of 7.9%. Ms. Aliziki highlights that the annual headline Inflation has increased to 7.9% up from 6.8% registered in June 2022. This is driven by the increase of commodities under the Core Inflation which increased to 6.3% in the year ending…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL CEO FORUM HOSTED THE 2ND BI-ANNUAL PRIVATE SECTOR FORUM IN NTUGAMO WRITE UP.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. On 30th June 2021, H.E Yoweri Kaguta hosted the 2nd Bi-annual Private Sector CEO Forum organized by the Presidential CEO Forum in Ntungamo district. The Forum run under the theme: Positioning the Private Sector for New Markets and Business Opportunities for Sustainability and thriving economies in the Region and the African Continent. The Private Sector Forum’s major objective was to highlight the need for strategic positioning of Uganda’s Private Sector for new markets and business opportunities that can foster economic transformation. As well as identifying opportunities…

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THE UGANDA BUREAU OF STATISTICS HOSTS AN INSIGHTFUL MEDIA BREAKFAST MEETING.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. A media Breakfast meeting organized by UBOS did attract all the Forth Estate members from key media houses together with government  Media Institutions like Uganda Media Center (UMC), Uganda Broadcatsing Corporation (UBC) and others. The Breakfast Meeting aimed at strengthening the relationship between UBOS and the media fraternity through information sharing and information dissemination not forgetting key media ethics of being objective at all times. The keynote speaker, Mr. Ofwono Opondo, the Executive Director of Uganda Media Center noted how there is increasingly less regard for…

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THE MICROFINANCE SUPPORT CENTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF FINANCIAL INCLUSION.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Microfinance Support Center celebrated 20 years of Financial Inclusion, starting with celebrating the contribution of The Late Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa to the Microfinance sector in Dr. Kisamba Memorial Lecture. During The Dr. Kisamba Memorial Lecture, the Center remembered a number of things he strived to achieve, the core one being financial Inclusion, striving for slum and ghetto elevation. The event run under the theme: Leveraging microfinance to spur the slum and ghetto economy. The event was attended by the Late Dr. Kisamba’s family, dignitaries from…

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THIS IS NOT THE END BUT A NEW BEGINNING.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja Online Content Officer ARC Uganda’s participation at the Dubai Expo 2020 marks the beginning of Uganda’s trade and business connections with the international market. Uganda is one of the 190 countries that participated in the Dubai Expo 2020. Uganda’s journey of participation has surely been a remarkable experience for the country and has paved way for various business connections and opportunities it opened for the business people of Uganda. The Republic Of Uganda extends its sincere appreciation towards the Government of the United Arab Emirates, the…

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UGANDA TO MAKE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONNECTIONS DURING THE DUBAI EXPO.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. The Dubai Expo 2020/22 is ongoing since October 1, 2021 and to be concluded on 31ST March, 2022 has attracted over 190 countries worldwide. Uganda being one of the participants will be running two weeks of activity: The Trade and Agricultural week. The Trade week that started on Wednesday 9th February, 2022 with B2B meetings and the different venues and have activities like the Sharjah business Forum, Fujairah Business Forum, Ras Al Khaimah Business Forum and climax with the Gulfood Expo at the World Trade Center,…

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THE PRESIDENTIAL CEO FORUM HOSTS THE 1ST EVER CEO RETREAT IN KYANKWANZI.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Presidential CEO Forum (PCF) hosted the first ever CEO Retreat at The National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi between the 3rd to 5th December 2021. It was attended by Ministers, Heads of government agencies and the invited CEO’s from different sectors. With the theme “Enhancing collaboration between business and government leaders to attain social and economic transformation,” The 3 day CEO Retreat was highlighted by the presence of the head of State, The President H.E Yoweri Kaguta T. Museveni who addressed CEOs of various businesses…

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e- GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, THE GAME CHANGER

By Nancy Emily Nagujja Ministry of Trade hosted an on-site change meeting on 22ndNovember, 2021 presenting the e-GP reform to the Ministry. Florence Nakyeyune the project manager electronic government procurement in her presentation explains what e-G is, and why they should adjust to the electronic procurement system. According to Ms. Florence, e-GP (Electronic Government Procurement) is the purchase of goods, works and services using electronic methods primarily the internet. The e-GP system is here to wipe out the inefficiencies in the physical procurement process, improve time management and improve on…

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RECOGNIZING SUCCESSES FROM SDF GRANTEES

The Private Sector Foundation Uganda together with Skills Development Facility held an online meeting on 17thNovember, 2021, showcasing the achievements of SDF projects (RPL), Master Crafts Person Assessment and International Certification. The meeting was attended by a number of people including other grantee representatives.Mr. Fredrick Mugisa the moderator of the meeting in his remarks said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the achievements of some of the SDF grantees like Arise and Shine, Love a friend Youth Development Organization. He mentioned that SDF in partnership with PSFU have…

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