UGANDA TO SPEND US$205M ON RESTORATION OF OLD RAILWAY

UGANDA TO SPEND US$205M ON RESTORATION OF OLD RAILWAY

Uganda plans to invest  US$205 million to restore railway linking Kampala to Malaba.

Uganda government is making plans to restore its old railways. The plans is to invest  US$205 million (about Shs 768 billion) in the railway that will link Kampala to Malaba.

The plan upgrade will help boost monthly …

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UGANDA TO BORROW €20M FOR KARAMOJA PROJECT SURVEY

UGANDA TO BORROW €20M FOR KARAMOJA PROJECT SURVEY

Uganda to borrow €20m for karamoja survey projects.

Uganda Government will borrow €20m from Corporate Internationalization fund of Spain for Karamoja project survey. This was make public by government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo.

Cabinet member authorize the fund which will be use for the implementation of the Airborne Geophysical survey and …

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIDIC-GAMA 2019 CONFERENCE

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIDIC-GAMA 2019 CONFERENCE

Highlights of interesting activities at the Fidic-Gama 2019 conference in Kampala Uganda.

The 26th FIDIC-GAMA Infrastructure Conference in Kampala Uganda was littered with lots of interesting activities. The 3 days (12th – 14th May 2019) International conference organized by the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE) and

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CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINE ON TRACK IN UGANDA

CONSTRUCTION OF HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINE ON TRACK IN UGANDA

High voltage power line under construction in Uganda

Uganda Government is constructing a high voltage power line in Karuma. The 60 kilometres High Voltage Power Line will connect Karuma Power Station to Olwiyo, Nwoya District. It will have an onward transmission to other area in the nation. Such areas include; …

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AFRICA’S YOUNG ENGINEERS ARE RISING

AFRICA’S YOUNG ENGINEERS ARE RISING

Young professional consulting engineers in Africa are gearing up to change the narrative. 

The young professionals of FIDIC GAMA are coming up with lots of interesting ideas to key industry issues. These were the outcome of a pre-conference event titled, leadership and development at the 26th annual FIDIC GAMA 2019

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FIDIC GAMA 2019 – 26TH INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE

FIDIC GAMA 2019 – 26TH INFRASTRUCTURE CONFERENCE

The FIDIC-GAMA 2019 Annual Conference is one of the biggest networking events for African engineers. It provides a forum for consulting engineers, contractors, government officials, state-owned entities, funding agencies, suppliers of construction equipment and materials, investors and other stakeholders in the built-environment from the public and private sectors to share …

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UGANDA PRESIDENT TO OFFICIATE IN ZIMBABWE 60TH INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

UGANDA PRESIDENT TO OFFICIATE IN ZIMBABWE 60TH INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

President Museveni is in Zimbabwe to officiate the 60th International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.

President Museveni is in Zimbabwe for a two-day visit after accepting an invitation from President Mnangagwa. The Uganda number one citizen is expected to officiate at the 60th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo.

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RWANDA REJECTS UGANDA CEMENT BECAUSE OF FAILED QUALITY STANDARDS

RWANDA REJECTS UGANDA CEMENT BECAUSE OF FAILED QUALITY STANDARDS

Rwanda claims Uganda cement company failed to meet quality standards

The most recent victim of the current diplomatic fall out between Uganda and Rwanda is an Ugandan cement company – Hima Cement Ltd.

According to Rwanda Revenue Authorities, it blocked Uganda cement exports from Hima Cement Ltd; because it failed

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UGANDA GOVT. DRAFTING NEW POLICIES FOR OIL MONIES

UGANDA GOVT. DRAFTING NEW POLICIES FOR OIL MONIES

Uganda Government drafts new policies to monitor Petroleum Fund spendings.

Uganda Government has conclude plans to draft three policies that will help monitor the spending of Petroleum Fund. These policies will follow the guidelines set-out in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) of 2015.

The Ministry of finance is responsible …

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UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

UGANDA GOVERNMENT TO COMMISSION ISIMBA HYDROPOWER DAM

President Kaguta Museveni will later today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam

Uganda Government will today commission the Isimba Hydropower Dam project. The 183MW Isimba Hydropower Dam will help address the shortage of power and also increase the nation capacity to 1000MW.

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ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN UGANDA

ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN UGANDA

Uganda’s infrastructure is seeing more government investments. Especially, the road from Fort Portal to Hima and the Hima-Kasese-Katunguru road. Soon, the entire section of the Fort Portal-Bushenyi road will be tarmacked. 

With infrastructure in place and given the fertility of the Rwenzori area, residents will embark on commercial farming and

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FRANCE TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN UGANDA

FRANCE TO SUPPORT ACCESS TO WATER AND SANITATION IN UGANDA

French Development Agency (AFD) supports access to water and sanitation in Uganda with €270 million

The Ugandan government and the French government via French Development Agency (AFD); have signed a loan deal to help support access to water and sanitation in Uganda. The loan deal comprises of two separate financing …

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MOBILE MONEY IN UGANDA TO ATTRACT DEBT INVESTORS

MOBILE MONEY IN UGANDA TO ATTRACT DEBT INVESTORS

Uganda’s mobile money platform will help attract debt investors.

Uganda is planning to use mobile money platforms to sell government securities to its citizens. The government said the mobile money platform will help reduce the dependence on commercial banks and institutional investors for funding.

The Ugandan government also believes the …

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Construction of Namutumba Health Centre III kicks-off in Uganda

The Construction of  Namutumba Health Centre III in Uganda have begun. The project which is worth Shs500m is part of the World bank’s plan to grow the Ugandan health sector.

The  Namutumba Health Centre III will have a maternity ward, children, …

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CONSTRUCTION OF UGANDA-TANZANIA PIPELINE TO START IN JUNE

CONSTRUCTION OF UGANDA-TANZANIA PIPELINE TO START IN JUNE

Plans underway for the construction of Uganda-Tanzania pipeline.

The much anticipated construction of Uganda-Tanzania pipeline will kick-off in June. The underground pipeline will transport crude oil across both countries as well as create a strong bond between them.

The Uganda-Tanzania pipeline which is 1,445-km long will run from Hoima in …

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UGANDA GOVERNMENT SEEK FUNDS FROM UK FOR NAMANVE DEVELOPMENT

UGANDA GOVERNMENT SEEK FUNDS FROM UK FOR NAMANVE DEVELOPMENT

Uganda government seek US$ 246m (Shs910b) from UK Export Finance for Namanve Development.

Uganda government has applied to UK for funds to construct a project. This project is for the development of Kampala Industrial and Business Park. Meanwhile, loan will help build the park that has been incomplete for a …

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PRESIDENT YOWERI AT GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, UGANDA.

PRESIDENT YOWERI AT GRADUATION CEREMONY IN MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, UGANDA.

Kampala’s largest and third oldest institution of higher learning awards President with award for achievement.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda presided over the 69th graduation ceremony at Makerere University yesterday (15 January). The weeklong graduation ceremony will see many Ugandans enter the job market in search for graduate roles.

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UGANDA RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME GETS US$212m

UGANDA RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME GETS US$212m

Uganda gets US$212 million from Chinese government for Rural Electrification Programme.

The Chinese government have given a US$212 million loan to Uganda to help support its rural electrification programme. Uganda plans to increase its rural electrification access rate to 51 per cent by 2030. Under the rural electrification programme it …

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