Reasons why you should grow beans

Beans are annual plants grown for their edible seeds and occasionally for the leaves that are eaten as vegetables. They are one of the most important legumes for human consumption. They are estimated to be the second most important source of dietary protein and third most important source of calories. Traditionally, beans were grown for home consumption but after realizing the benefits, bean growing transcended to being commercial. Beans have an already market in homes, schools, barracks, hospitals. Besides the local market, the regional market for beans continues to grow…

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Zuku launches Internet services

By James Otai Satellite television services provider Zuku, under its parent company Wananchi Cable Uganda, has introduced internet services in the country dubbed Zuku Fiber. The service will be offered through Wananchi Cable’s home entertainment and communication brand, Zuku Fiber. According to a press statement, Zuku Fiber offers a number of packages such as unlimited home internet, digital television and telephony services. The company will be able to offer one price for all three services. Speaking during the launch, Thomas Hintze, Wananchi Group chief executive officer, said the “introduction of…

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Parliament Speaker Kadaga launches tree planting campaign

By ABCafrica reporter Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has last week implored government institutions and corporations to embark on planting trees to protect and conserve the deteriorating environment. Speaking at the launch of one million trees campaign at National Water and Sewerage Corporation {NWSC} Resource Centre in Bugolobi, Kadaga said the campaign is aimed at promoting environmental conservation and catchment protection. In her remarks the speaker vowed to push the ministry of finance to start a ‘Tree Fund’ in the budget for conservation of the environment. She lauded NWSC for embarking on…

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Top 10 Ugandan businesses to become a millionaire in 2017

By Ambrose Gahene For decades, the biggest business opportunities in Uganda were created through “traditional” sources, especially from the trade and export of raw and non-value-added commodities such as crude oil, timber, gold, coal, cocoa, tea, coffee, leather and several others. Today, the wealth that is breeding a new generation of millionaires in Uganda is being created through new and unconventional business opportunities. New wealth in Uganda is emerging from solving problems and creating value, and not from “old school” resource extraction. ABCafrica entrepreneurship shares with you the top business…

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