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Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has opened its 2nd Food Safety Laboratory in Mbale City to provide Conformity Assessment and Quality Assurance of products manufactured in Eastern Uganda. According to Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, the Executive Director of the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), this is part of the Bureau’s Strategic Plan to […]

After an intense and knowledge-packed week, the 2022 Women in FinTech Hackathon, culminated in the Women in FinTech Summit on the 16th of September. The Women in FinTech Summit was characterized by colour and pomp as the top six teams were announced and rewarded. Even so, all the 20 Teams got their fair share of […]

Aid-for-trade organisation Trademark, East Africa has appointed Senior diplomat and development professional, Mr. David Beer as the new Chief Executive Officer(CEO). David Beer is also a former United Kingdom High Commissioner, adviser at World Bank and IMF boards. Trademark as one of the world’s largest Aid for Trade institutions succeeds it’s founding CEO, Mr.Frank Matsaert […]

Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has stressed that his government will not cut taxes on fuel imported into the country as requested by several people in a bid to tame skyrocketing commodity prices. While addressing the country at State House, Nakasero last night, Mr. Museveni acknowledged his knowledge about high fuel prices having affected commodity […]

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has opened a Food Safety Testing Laboratory for Northern Region based in Gulu. The Equipment for the Laboratory was donated by VODP through Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) funded by the Danish Government.   According to Mr. David Livingstone Ebiru, the […]

Following the second HiPipo 40 Days 40 FinTechs that ran in the months of July and August, 2021 which set the bar very high, the third season is yet to commence as confirmed by the organizers. #40Days40FinTechs has quickly grown into one of the world’s premier showcase events for the innovations that are enabling ever […]

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 […]