Category «Business»

Counterfeits Law to be fast tracked

  Government is asking partner states in the East African Community to enact legislation on counterfeit products if the vice is to be checked. Uganda is in the final stages of amending the Anti-counterfeits law while Kenya is the only country within the community with strong legislation on sub-standard products. The new law is expected …

Dr. Terry Kahuma suspended

Government has suspended the Executive Director Uganda National bureau of Standards Dr. Terry Kahuma over allegations of mismanagement. A statement issued by the ministry of Trade, industry and cooperatives says the suspension takes immediate effect to allow investigations to take place. ┬áThe statement further, stipulates that Dr. Terry Kahuma will be allowed to defend himself …

Ivory worth Shs 1billion recovered

Uganda Revenue Authority has today handed over ivory worth 1 billion shillings to the Uganda Wild life Authority. ┬áThe 176 pieces of ivory were recovered together 189 pieces of hippo teeth and monitor lizards, worth 400 million shillings. The animal products were intercepted from traders who attempted to export them illegally. The URA Assistant Commissioner …

Tourism marketing poor

Players in the tourism industry have criticized government over its reluctance to offer financial support to the sector over the years. Uganda has since last year been ranked among the top tourist destinations in the world, with the latest rankings from lonely planet selecting Uganda as the top tourism destination for 2012. Speaking on the …

Simcard Registration: Is it Big Brother at work?

A common complaint foreign investors make about Uganda is the time it takes to register a business. We have 16 procedures for registering a new business, Tanzania 12, Kenya 11, while Rwanda has only two. Not so for joining a mobile phone network. At the moment all you need is to buy a phone, the …