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  Brenda Sekabembe cannot forget the day when a staff member at her company – Bake for Me, ran off with the company phone along with all the money on its mobile money account. The staffer was never found. The phone was not found. The money was never recovered. But it was amid this adversity […]

The year 2023 is a special one for Uganda’s largest indigenous bank. Centenary Bank is celebrating 40 years of transforming the country’s banking sector. Because of their rural development agenda, Centenary Bank transformed Uganda’s banking from an elitist perspective to targeting the ordinary person. And when the world experienced the digital revolution over the past […]

Sometime in 2022, Rosemary Nankabirwa got the shock of her life when her underage daughter was impregnated by another juvenile. Despite the disappointment, Nankabirwa, a teacher by profession, chose to support her daughter through this trying experience. She started by enrolling the expectant mother at a nearby health centre for antenatal care, and it is […]

In a move that is already being hailed as a game changer in Uganda’s health sector, My Doctor, a trailblazing telemedicine service provider, has announced a landmark partnership with none other than the national kickboxing icon, Golola Moses. Known for his sporting prowess and larger-than-life persona, Moses will lend his considerable influence and popularity to […]

Since MTN Uganda launched mobile money some 14 years ago, the money transfer and financial technology landscape in Uganda was forever revolutionized. The convenience, timeliness, and robustness that come with mobile money have seen millions of Uganda’s unbanked population use this service at least once every year. Imagine the idea of sending money from Kampala […]

When Doreen Nanfuka started an events management, company called Fuuka Star a few years ago, her most immediate challenge was about the cost of ticketing. This is on top of the hustle of printing tickets and incorporating security features to avoid fraudsters. Then she soon learned about Ticteq, an online events solution that among other […]

In a groundbreaking event promoting gender equality and empowering young women in Uganda, Ambassador Damali Ssali recently facilitated a powerful pitching session at the British High Commission in Kampala. The event, called ‘Ambassador for a Day,’ showcased the commitment of Ambassador Damali Ssali and the partnering embassies to nurture a new generation of female leaders […]

Deborah Mulungi had gone shopping in a local supermarket when she met a fine lady wearing a T-shirt with the inscription – Izere Education. Curious, Mulungi stopped this lady and asked her what Izere Education stood for. “She told me about many things but I had never heard about Early Childhood Development. She told me […]

Sarah Nassaka Kagimu is a Pastor and small-scale businesswoman in Nansana. Nassaka loves convenience. So, when a group of young innovators came preaching about a platform where market vendors could save money and receive loans using phones, Nassaka was the first one to register. “My aim was to access loans. I liked the fact that […]

It is no secret that the Ugandan business environment is saturated by counterfeit and substandard products in all sectors. In agriculture, for instance, grassroots farmers are perennially challenged by identifying authentic agricultural inputs such as seeds, pesticides, and equipment. Take the example of Ssenabulya Patrick, a farmer, and trader, who notes that besides volatile weather, […]