DPP Signs MOU with URSB for Joint Prosecutions

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:36

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen prosecution of cases arising from laws administered by URSB. URSB has mandate to enforce laws related to interfering with Intellectual Property Rights, patent right registration, trademarks as well as those related to registration of companies.

SEATINI and FSME Partner to Enhance Growth and Competitiveness of MSMEs

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:35

On 30th March, 2022, Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) Uganda signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Federation of Small and Medium-sizes Enterprises (FSME) to enhance growth and competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Government Commissions a Water Supply System in Moyo Town Council

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:54

Ministry of Water with partnership from the German government through its German Development Bank commissioned a Ushs 6.4 billion piped water supply system project in Moyo town council. The water system, whose construction started in March 2020 will serve about 28,500 people in 39 villages and the Moyo town council divisions.

Digital textbooks for learners with special needs developed

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:53

To achieve equity and inclusive education for all, Ministry of Education in conjunction with UNESCO and the UN Partnership on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) developed digital textbooks for learners with special needs. This follows an assessment that learners with special needs, especially the visually impaired, have problems accessing and putting to use ordinary textbooks sent to their respective schools.

Uganda National Bureau of Standards Signs MOU with USAID to Boost MSME Certification

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:52

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector plays a crucial role in the economic growth of Uganda with its GDP contribution standing at over 70 percent and its employment and job creation rising to 90 percent. However, due to a number of challenges like; lack of information, standardisation and product certification, legal and institutional challenges, they continue to experience high mortality rate.

UTB Seals Deal with UEGCL to Package and Market Karuma and Isimba Hydro Power Stations as Tourism Products

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:50

Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Electricity Generating Company Limited (UEGCL) signed a MOU to package and market the 600MW Karuma and the 183MW Isimba hydropower dams as superstructures/infrastructure tourism products. Isimba was commissioned in March 2019 while Karuma is expected to be commissioned in June 2022.

Uganda Registration Services Bureau and Stanbic Bank Incubator to Support 500 SMES Annually

Submitted by on Thu, 02/03/2022 - 00:49

URSB and Stanbic Bank signed an agreement that will see 500 Micro, Medium and Small Enterprises (MSMEs) trained and supported to become better businesses. The training will take place annually for the next five years. It will mainly focus on training SMEs about URSB services and enterprise development under Stanbic Business Incubator Limited’s (SBIL) Enterprise Development Program. These services include; business registration, insolvency, SIMPO, intellectual property, provide experts and expertise in capacity building and training programs, identify and facilitate businesses.