Ministry of Energy draws new roadmap to attract oil investors

Companies to invest in oil fields start touring ahead of business set to start next year

Uganda’s Ministry of Energy has drawn another roadmap aimed at attracting investors for the second competitive oil bidding for the five oil blocks in the Albertine region. Located along Uganda’s western border with Democratic Republic of Congo, the five oil blocks are located in parts of West Nile and have been up for grabs to potential oil investors since May…

A lockdown guide to growing garlic in Uganda

A lockdown guide to growing garlic

Garlic is a vegetable bulb that can be grown annually in Uganda. The vegetable that belongs to the onion family is largely known for both its culinary and medical attributes such as reduction in blood pressure levels, improvement in cholesterol levels which in turn limits on risks of contracting heart diseases and finally prevents Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the…

Gulu district officials harvest big from illegal charcoal dealers

Gulu district officials harvest big from illegal charcoal dealers

Gulu district officials have been earning big from illegal charcoal dealers following the various taxes that have been levied upon the deals. According to the district’s LCV Christopher Opiyo Ateke, about ten trucks that were carrying close to 1,000 bags of charcoal were arrested and fined for the illegal charcoal operations as of Friday. These illegal activities have been observed…

Aspirin may be the answer to eradicating pest attacks on your crops

Aspirin may be the answer to eradicating pest attacks on your crops

Aspirin contains an acid known as salicylic which is not only good for your health but also for your plants back in the garden. Usually, plants produce salicylic acid to aid their healing especially in situations where they’re threatened by diseases and they even go a step further to produce salicylic gas as a signal to other plants about the…

East African Community contemplates joint recovery ventures from effects of Covid-19

East African Community contemplates joint recovery ventures from effects of Covid-19

The East African Community is contemplating a joint recovery from the severe impacts of the deadly coronavirus. This joint recovery venture is aimed at seeing to it that East African Community economies are in position to rebuild and recover from the impacts of the pandemic through a cooperation amongst them. Mr. Juvenal Ndimurirwo the director of finance at the EAC…

Business as usual at Elegu border despite Covid-19 travel ban

Business as usual at Elegu border despite Covid-19 travel ban

Despite the mandatory locks imposed by President Museveni to curb Covid-19, the business has continued as usual on the Northern Uganda border of Elegu, Amuru district. Business is in high gears at the border as cargo trucks keep on delivering goods to Juba which has left the police and army with the role of ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures are…

Minister Frank Tumwebaze says Agricultural sector challenges can be solved if we work together

Minister Frank Tumwebaze says Agricultural sector challenges can be solved if we work together

Newly-appointed Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Frank Tumwebaze says Agriculture sector-related challenges can only be solved if we work together. According to, all the challenges that the Agricultural sector has been battling with can only be taken care of once we decide to work together and come up with means to combat some of these problems. Currently, the…

Airtel Money users to benefit from Airtel Uganda – KCB bank partnership

Airtel Money users to benefit from Airtel Uganda-KCB partnership

Airtel Uganda customers to benefit from the telecommunication company’s merger with KCB Bank. Telecommunication company Airtel chose KCB Bank as its trust account holder for Airtel Money mobile financial services and is aimed at enabling the lender to receive even cheaper deposits. Due to this partnership, Airtel customers using mobile money will now be in position to attain unsecured mobile…

Over 500 Kwania sorghum farmers to benefit from MoU signed with GENU

Over 500 Kwania sorghum farmers to benefit from MoU signed with GENU

500 plus Kwania sorghum farmers are set to benefit from a two-year Memorandum of Understanding they signed with Global Education Network. Some of the provisions of the MoU indicate that for the next two years, GENU is meant to supply farmers with at least 500 metric tons of quality seeds at lower prices and when it’s time for harvest, buy…

Mushroom growing, a venture that requires less time yet produces great yields

Mushroom growing, a venture that requires less time yet produces great yields

Mushroom growing in Uganda – Mushrooms or popularly known as “obutiko” are a delicious and common delicacy among many Ugandan homes, here is all you need to know about mushrooms, their growth, and how to harvest them. Usually, mushrooms are a product of fungi and since they lack any chlorophyll, they mostly feed on animal and plant matter. Also, mushrooms…

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