Africa Covid19 Management 

UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says Director – Online news from Uganda and the East African region – SoftPower News

The Uganda Infection Research Study Institute(UVRI)which is Uganda’s central testing centre for samples for Covid-19 has actually exposed thatit has actually not received any Covid-related financing from government and has been required to divert a sum of Shs 780m suggested for other programs, to assist in the COVID-19 activities. The revelation was made by the UVRI Director, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu while appearing before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee chaired by Chwa West MP, Okin Ojara. Prof. Kaleebu stated that considering that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, government…

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Africa Management 

Museveni Appoints Gen Nakibus Lakara as New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo

President and Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces, H.E. Yoweri Museveni recently appointed Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara as the New General Manager of Uganda Air Cargo Corporation (UAAC). Gen Lakara who is still serving in Somalia as AMISOM’s Deputy Force Commander in charge of operations, replaces Engr Fred Kyankya who was relieved of his duties. The development was confirmed by the Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Richard Karemire. “Engineer Kyankya was replaced by Lt Gen Nakibus Lakara who is still serving in AMISOM. In the interim, Col Emmanuel Kwihangana was handed the…

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Aerospace Africa Covid19 

Passengers to arrive 4hours before flight! Civil Aviation issues dire guidelines ahead of reopening Entebbe Airport

Entebbe – Uganda Civil Aviation Authority has tightened measures at Entebbe International Airport to combat the spread of COVID-19. In the new changes, departing passengers will now be expected to arrive at the airport at least four hours before boarding to go through the health port screening procedures. They will also be required to present a valid health certificate from the Ministry of Health or undergo a rapid test at the airport before departure. All arriving and departing passengers will also be expected to wear face masks and exercise social…

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African Business News Retail 

ANNE JUUKO: Empowering Uganda’s SME’s – The engine for growth

KAMPALA — Amongst all the sectors in Uganda, the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector remains the engine of growth for economic development, innovation and wealth creation. In recent reports by the Uganda Investment Authority, SMEs are spread across all sectors with 49% in the service sector, 33% in the commerce and trade, 10% in manufacturing and 8% in other fields. An amazing fact is that over 2.5 million people are employed by SMEs in Uganda. They account for approximately 90% of the entire private sector, generating over 80% of…

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