ULGA Launches LED Pilot Project to Boost Revenue Collection by Local Governments

  The Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA) has launched the Local Economic Development (LED) as a pilot project aimed at boosting local revenue collections. The launch was held in Kampala presided over by the State Minister for Local Government, Jennifer Namuyangu who noted that the project is one of the avenues through which local governments can provide better services to…

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US Automotive Investor Commends Akoin Cryptocurrency

Ashworth Barnes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 713 Motoring a leading automotive company in US has welcomed the Akoin cryptocurrency initiative as a measure to boost business and investment in Africa. Akoin is a cryptocurrency powered by the blockchain eco-system of tools and services designed for entrepreneurs in rising economies of Africa and beyond. The Akoin was created by global…

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Ashworth Barnes Meets Museveni, Talk Setting up Automotive Technical Institute

President Museveni has held talks with Ashworth Barnes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of 713 Motoring company on boosting automotive industry in Uganda. Ashworth who is in the country upon invite by the East African Partners met President Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura last week. During the meeting, the US entrepreneur and investor tabled his idea of setting up…

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How Ugandans are to Rip big out of Akon City

Since the visiting Senegalese-American business tycoon, Aliaune Thiam Akon announced plans to work with government to set up a futuristic Akon City in Uganda, a number of Ugandans have wondered how this will be of benefit to them. The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi who invited Akon into the country has come out to shade more…

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Museveni Hails Amb. Abbey Walusimbi for Inviting Akon to Uganda

President Museveni has commended the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs for bringing the African-American entrepreneur, Aliaune Thiam aka Akon into the country as an investor. Museveni made the appreciation while receiving an award that from the Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) that was delivered to him by the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs,…

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Akon Appointed Uganda’s Special Envoy on Tourism and Culture

President Museveni has appointed African-American business tycoon and pop star, Aliaune Thiam Badara aka Akon as Uganda’s Special Envoy on Tourism and Culture. The appointment followed Akon’s meeting with President Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura coordinated by the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi. During the meeting, the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) Chief Executive Officer,…

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Museveni, Akon Talk Boosting Uganda’s Tourism Sector

President Museveni has today welcomed Senegalese-American business tycoon and music star Aliaune Thiam aka Akon at his upcountry home in Rwakitura. Akon’s coming into the country follows an official trip to the US by the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi which was aimed at enticing potential business investors to come into the country. During the meeting,…

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Amb. Walusimbi Hails Magufuli for his Efforts to Unify EAC

  The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has joined other dignitaries to pay tribute to the late Tanzanian President, John Pombe Magufuli. The fallen Tanzanian President died last Wednesday at Mzenae hospital in Dar es Salaam after over 10 years of battling with heart ailment as revealed by the then Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Magufuli…

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Twinemanzi, BOU Case Takes New Twist, Court Orders Production of Witness for Cross Examination

The High Court Civil Division in Kampala has ordered for cross examination of a one Agnes Mugisha in a case were the appointment of Dr. Twinemanzi Tumubweine as Director supervision commercial banks at Bank of Uganda (BOU) is challenged. The decision compelling BOU to produce the witness for cross examination was taken by the High Court Judge Philip Odoki upon request…

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Amb. Walusimbi Meets URA Bosses, Roots for Tax Incentives to Diasporas

The Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb. Abbey Walusimbi has called upon Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to come up with packages that offer tax incentives to Diasporas. This he noted while officiating at a meeting held at URA attended by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Gender, Post Bank Uganda, Office of the President and URA.…

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