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PostBank Uganda has today officially announced its ascension to tier one status after receiving a license from the Bank of Uganda. This implies that the bank shall no longer be categorized as a credit institution but as a deposit taking financial institution that gives loans for the purposes of consumption and investment to make profit […]

The Registrar General at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Mercy K. Kainobwisho has urged the organization to prioritize making partnerships and engagements. This is in order to strengthen intellectual property (IP) rights across Africa, citing the Kampala Protocol which when fully adopted will see the emergence of enhanced benefits for copyright owners. “We need to work towards closing all gaps limiting promotion and administration of IP […]

The staff of the Embassy of Republic of Uganda in Ankara, Turkey participated in the recently concluded Izmir International Tour and Travel Expo. The team was led by Ambassador Stephen Mubiru, Head of Mission in an event that ran from 2nd – 4th December 2021 in the Turkish Aegean coast city of Izmir. The International Expo was held under the auspices of […]

In order to popularize identification and protection of unique products, the National Working Group (NWG) led by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) held a two-day engagement with multi-sectoral stakeholders in Gulu. The workshop highlighted that recognition of geographical indications helps to build the productive and trade capacities of countries, and strengthens their capacity for trade negotiations. This was conducted under the Geographical Indications (GI) Act. URSB’s Director Intellectual Property, Gilbert Agaba who […]

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and its partners ended a two days hybrid workshop this week that highlighted development strategies for women entrepreneurship. Under the theme, “Women Entrepreneurs: Intellectual Property for Branding and Product Development,” the workshop was attended by 20 women entrepreneurs at Hotel Africana in Kampala. This was organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in partnership with URSB and Grooming a Successful Woman with Intellectual Mind (GSWIM). The training […]

The 16th Corporate Registers Forum (CRF) conference hosted by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has brought to light some of the interventions undertaken by registries to support business operations amidst COVID-19. Among these is free business registration for vulnerable persons as presented by the Malaysia Registry. The registry undertook this initiative which witnessed an […]

The Ugandan Government, in a move to avail more funds for priority sectors, has initiated budget cuts across it’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) for the ongoing financial year(2021/2022FY) The massive cut back summing up to Shs203.4 billion will also affect government universities, parastatals and various commissions of government. It is our understanding that at […]

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has promised to sufficiently showcase their capacity in managing registries as the hosts of the upcoming 16th Corporate Registers Forum Conference. This was revealed by the URSB Registrar General, Mercy K. Kainobwisho at the announcement of this grand event before the press on Wednesday. “As a government agency, we […]

The government has shown gratitude to the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) for the outstanding performance registered ever since 1991 when the tax collecting body was created. The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija said that the economy is promisingly improving even amidst the pandemic distresses. “I commend URA for the good revenue […]

Just from helping out a neighbour and friend to accomplish her business orders, Kiiza Lucy Edith paid herself with the knowledge that she confidently survives on financially to-date. Lucy, 24, and a Fourth-year student of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University took the pronouncement of the presence of COVID-19 to learn how to bake cakes. […]