UNRA steps up measure to regulate billboards advertisers, overloaded trucks

By Ambrose Gahene Uganda Roads Authority {UNRA} has stepped up measures to regulate movement of overloaded trucks, advertising billboards along highways. The process has been made stringent as UNRA seeks to enforce new road sector regulations. The Authority says enforcing these and other raft of measures as per several Acts and Regulations that govern the sector will help restore sanity on the roads, contribute to their longevity and also generate income for maintenance and construction works. On November 14, 2017, Allen Kagina, Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was…

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Experts call upon Ugandans to focus on promoting economy

By ABCafrica reporter In his keynote speech at the 2017 NTV Economic Summit at the Kampala Serena Hotel last Wednesday, Mr Juan Estrada-Valle, a trade economist and Chief of Party of the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, said Uganda needs to promote its economy. “We need a countrywide commitment to our goals. Every person in every village must be aware of the direction the country is taking and more importantly, their role in its development,” he said. Mr Estrada said achieving the goals of the 2040 Vision requires…

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Gov’t set to manufacture electricity from bio gas

By Agencies Acting commissioner renewable energy in the ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Mr Wilson Wafula, has said government is set to start manufacturing electricity from bio-gas. “Government is to start producing bio gas for electricity in three selected pilot project areas of Kampala, Mbarara and Jinja districts where we will put in place power plants with the ability to produce 1 megawatt of power,” he said. Mr Wafula made the remarks during a media breakfast meeting in Kampala recently between officials from the Energy, Agriculture, Environment sectors, Biogas…

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Presidential Investors’ Round Table reviews service delivery

By Ambrose Gahene President Yoweri Museveni has officially opened the review of the 5th phase of the Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) at State House, Entebbe last Thursday. PIRT is President Museveni’s innovation to drive government agencies to improve service delivery as well as the country’s competitiveness in the global economy. “I launched this 5th phase in August 2015 to make recommendations in the areas of tourism, oil, gas and energy, minerals value addition, competitiveness and ease of doing business in the country”. I am optimistic that the economy of…

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