Uganda, Russia set for 2018 trade meeting

By ABCafrica reporter Uganda and Russia have started preparations for the upcoming 2nd Inter-governmental Commission aimed at improving trade and strengthening relations between the two countries. The 2nd Uganda-Russia Intergovernmental Commission is scheduled to take place in May 2018. The Ugandan delegation to the meeting will comprise both government officials and business representatives. It will include officials from The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Russia in 2009. In this MOU, Uganda is to promote trade, investment and tourism between the two countries. Some…

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Citibank concludes media training in financial reporting

By Ambrose Gahene Citibank Uganda has concluded two days media training on financial reporting held at the Kampala Serena Hotel last week. The workshop which was attended by business journalists from different media houses and presided over by senior business trainers from Aga Khan University and Citibank officials, saw several journalists attain new and modern skills in producing business stories, interpreting financial data and cyber security as well as impact on the economy. Jenny Luesby, a lecturer at Aga Khan University, expressed her disappointment with the ‘half backed’ and false…

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Women have been asked to acquire the skills to produce quality products

By Agencies Women entrepreneurs in Uganda under their umbrella, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL), have been urged to unite and work in groups instead of working as individuals if they are to succeed in cross border trade. While opening the 4th annual women business leaders’ conference themed; Trading Aross Borders at Silver Springs Hotel in Bugolobi, trade minister Amelia Kyambadde said working as individuals and lack of support for one another are some of the things hindering women in business. “Let us work in groups, instead of struggling alone. If you…

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How growing pumpkins has become easy

By Agencies Pumpkins are a warm season vegetables belonging to the genus “Cucurbita”.The gourd fruit grows on vines and is mainly grown for its culinary elements Common varieties of Pumpkins grown in Uganda There are over 7 varieties of pumpkin grown in Uganda, they include sweet cream,Bala,Dulu,Onziga,Sunfish,Sugar pie, and Anderina. Soil requirements for growing Pumpkins Pumpkins do well in loamy soils with a good drainage and a high humus percentage. The soils should not be water logged as the plant can easily rot off. How to Propagate Pumpkins on your…

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