PPDA, PSFU AND ENABEL LAUNCH THE SG+ PROJECT AT PPDA HEADQUARTERS IN NAKASERO.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja. PPDA hosted a consultative meeting together with its partners, PSFU and Enabel. They launched the SG+ (Skills, Governance, Attitude and accountability) project that is targeting graduates of not more than 2 years ago. Towards the end of 2018, EUD partnered with PSFU to identify and resolve bottle necks to Private sector investments in both domestic and European businesses in Uganda. The 3 main cross cutting aspects of the project include: Skills and attitudes, Anti-corruption and governance and access to finance. The event had members from distinguished…

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UBOS RELEASES THE CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR THE PAST MONTH.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja On 28th February, 2022, The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released the consumer price indices and inflation rates during a press briefing held at its headquarters in Kampala. During the briefing, Mr. Edgar. M. Niyimba the Principal Statistician Process Statistics broke down the Annual inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Uganda for the last 12 months to February, 2022 which has increased to 3.2%, up from 2.7% registered in January 2022. This was mainly driven by the increases in the prices of commodities…

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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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PARISH DEVELOPMENT MODEL ON MINDSET CHANGE, COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION TO DELIVER DESIRED SUCCESS

As Uganda moves to attain middle income status and vision 2040, the Parish Development Model (PDM) is one of the most popular strategic interventions chorused by the Government to deliver the triumph. It is a strategy for organizing and delivering public and private sector interventions for wealth creation and employment generation at the parish level as the lowest economic planning unit. Premised on the notion that demystifying grassroots issues, Parish Development Committee (PDC) under the PDM will work together with the common citizens in the village and end users of…

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HON. XIAVER KYOOMA BIDS PPDA FAREWELL

Paulo Coelho states ‘If you are brave enough to say goodbye, Life will reward you with a hello.’ On Thursday 11th November, 2021, PPDA bid farewell to its former board member now an MP Hon Xavier Kyooma Akampurira. The event took place at the newly constructed home of PPDA, the PPDA-URF Towers on plot 39, Nakasero Road. Dr. Cris Magoba, the Manager PR was the Mc of the day, he conveyed his greetings to the Board Chairman and other invited guests who were in attendance. He appreciated Hon Xavier for…

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PCF BOARD MEMBERS PAY A CURTSY VISIT TO UGANDA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE.

The Chairman Ms. Barbara Mulwana Presidential CEO Forum accompanied by PCF  board Ms. Brenda Tibamwenda, Mr. Douglas Opio, and Ms. Irene Birungi Mugisha, at the newly constructed state of the art extension of the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) in Namanve. The state of art UIRI extension is sited on 15 acres. This achievement is possible because of  a 30million USD grant  received from China government. In his remarks Prof. Charles G. Kwesiga states that UIRI focuses in particularly agro-processing, oil and gas, iron and steel. Pointing out the challenges…

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Why We Must Up Our Efforts to Tap Into the Women Potential for Development

By Benson Turamye Uganda will join the rest of the international community to mark the International Women’s Day on Monday 8th March 2021. The day will be celebrated under the theme, Building on Women’s Strength for a Better Future in a COVID-19 World. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many countries and indeed created many challenges that are seemingly insurmountable, nations around the world are slowly and steadily recovering. This year’s theme therefore, is an opportune moment to reminisce on how we can continue to engage the women in…

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Corona pandemic could push half a billion people into poverty

The economic fallout from the coronavirus could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion. This bleak warning comes from a United Nations (UN) study into the financial and human cost of the pandemic. It will be the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years, according to the report. The findings come ahead of key meetings of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G20 finance ministers next week. The United Nations University study was written by experts at King’s College London and Australian…

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