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Inside Akol’s Impressive Performance At URA, Future Plans

Doris Akol (in featured photo) was first appointed Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority in October 2014. She was definitely headed for a daunting task considering the fact that she was replacing Allen Kagina, the ‘lady’ who had literally become the image of URA. Under Kagina’s leadership, URA became one of the

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Middle East Consultants To Start Taking Ugandans To China For Juicy Jobs

Middle East Consultants Ltd (MECL), Uganda’s leading labour recruitment and exporting agency has revealed that it will soon start exporting Ugandans to China for lucrative jobs. This was revealed by MECL Managing Director, Gordon Mugyenyi in an exclusive interview with Business Focus at the sidelines of the National Symposium and Expo

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Former Boda Boda Rider Reveals How Dubai ‘Kyeyo’ Has Changed His Life

Abdul Katumba, 36, was a boda boda rider in Kampala.  He could only manage to feed his family from his tiresome job, leaving him with a number of financial issues. He couldn’t continue with this situation lest he would die a poor man! When opportunity knocked, he couldn’t resist grabbing it.  Two

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Bobi Wine Asks US To End Military Aid To Uganda

Robert Kyagulanyi, a Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition politician whose detention last month drew international attention, has called on the United States to stop supporting his country's military. In an exclusive sit-down interview with Al Jazeera, his first for television since receiving treatment at a hospital in the US, the 36-year-old, who also goes by the stage

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INTERVIEW: Meet 27 Year Old Entrepreneur Changing The Face Of Uganda’s Solar Energy

On July 27, 2018, Powah Limited, a Ugandan solar solutions company received US$25,000 ( about Shs92.5m) grant from Trade and Development Bank (TDB) Group to construct and design a solar run lab and livelihood centre in Nakivale Refugee Settlement. The hub is a livelihood centre constructed and developed from a

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Access Agenda: Umeme Aligns Investment To Increase Power Penetration

With ongoing investment in the generation capacity through the constructions of Karuma, Isimba and other mini hydro stations, Umeme is aggressively aligning its investments to increase access, readiness for increasing generation and the contentious pricing of the end-user tariffs. This focus is in line with government ambition of increasing electricity penetration

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