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From Tourism to Agro-processing: How Entrepreneur Wekesa Turned Covid-19 Into An Investment Opportunity

Amos Wekesa

Amos Wekesa is passionate about tourism and now agribusiness Known as the poster child for tourism in Uganda, Amos Wekesa had it made in tourism, until the disruptions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic forced him to diversify. In this interview, Wekesa speaks, verbatim, about diversifying from tourism into agro-processing, the intersectionality

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MUBS, Rotary International Award URSB Boss Kainobwisho For Excellent Leadership

URSB Registrar General Mercy Kainobwisho displays the two awards she received from Rotary International for community engagement Mercy Kainobwisho, the Registrar General of Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) & Official Government Receiver was yesterday honored with the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Women of Distinction Award for excellent leadership. The prestigious

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Joshua Cheptegei Nominated for 2020 Laureus World Sportsman Award

Joshua-cheptegei. Courtsey picture Uganda’s long-distance runner Joshua Cheptegei has been nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the year award 2020.Cheptegei has been nominated alongside other five international athletes who include USA’s Basketball player LeBron James, Poland’s football player Robert Lewandowski who plays for German club Bayern Munich, Spain’s Tennis

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TIME Magazine Names Billionaire Banker Tony Elumelu Among 100 Most Influential People In The World 2020

TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu (pictured), one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world's most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is

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Two Ugandans Win Shs48m Each In Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation

Dr William Wasswa’s low-cost digital microscope speeds up cervical cancer screening Two Ugandan innovators, Dr William Wasswa and David Tusubira have won $13,000 (UShs47.9m) each in this year's Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize for engineering innovation The top prize was won by Technology entrepreneur Charlette N’Guessan. The Ivorian 26-year-old,

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Ecobank Uganda Receives Two Prestigious ISO Certifications

Ecobank Uganda has received two prestigious International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificates, Business Focus reports. These ISO certifications from the British Standards Institution (BSI) give Ecobank Uganda a competitive advantage and publicly demonstrate the bank’s legal and regulatory compliance and commitment to the prevention or reduction of large-scale process disruptions

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I Want To Be Africa’s Leading Beekeeper, Honey Processor- Rising Woman Winner Ejang

Beekeeping has gained prominence in the last few years and continues to be among the top trending agribusinesses that are becoming more profitable.  While Honey is obviously the main source of beekeepers’ income, there is a lot more revenue to be earned from beekeeping.  Sandra Ajang (pictured above) dfcu Bank’s

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