Headline inflation is a measure of the total inflation within an economy, including commodities like food and energy prices, (e.g oil and gas), which can easily (spontaneously) rise in case of a sustained increase in general price levels of goods and services. Statistics from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicate that Uganda's annual headline… Continue reading The reason behind a rise in Uganda’s Headline Inflation
Harvard's Centre for International Development recently released its latest global growth projections, which lists Uganda as one of the economies to grow fastest by 2026. The report noted that with the fall in oil prices, growth leadership has shifted towards, more diversified economies like Uganda. Uganda is expected to grow by 7.9% annually until 2026… Continue reading Is agriculture benefiting from Uganda’s economic growth?
LAST weekend I found a way of combining roast meat, drinks and a discussion about plastic recycling with an interesting fellow called Frank Morris Matovu, at Zone 7’s Shisanyama (a whole other story of its own). Frank is an architect, an artist, an avid reader, a curator and a collector of old books. I first… Continue reading Memories of what Mulago Hospital was meant to be and what it has become
In the recently concluded meeting of East African Community (EAC) heads of state held in Kampala, Uganda, bureaucracy was identified as one of the biggest hurdles to infrastructure development within the region. During the meeting, discussions centered around improving electricity generation, linking regional roads, and investment in information and communications technology if the region is… Continue reading Uganda needs a boost in its tax base to fill the existing infrastructure gap
Based on the data released by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), economic growth is projected to average about 6.3 percent over the next five years. This growth is mostly being attributed to a rise in public investments, increasing growth in consumption, and improved agricultural productivity, which is largely tied to favorable and consistent weather conditions.… Continue reading A peek into the future of Uganda’s economy
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), on behalf of Ministry of Finance is implementing a skills development facility (SDF) project to boost internship programs in vocational training institutions. The project will provide grants to companies that are active in agribusiness, construction, and manufacturing such that they are able to take on more students for internship programs.… Continue reading PSFU to boost internship programs in Uganda
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In today's article, I put into perspective the recent move by the Central Bank of Uganda of reducing the CBR in order to jumpstart the economy. Enjoy the read... Over the past months, Uganda's economy has experienced a massive slowdown in its growth. A number of events have played a significant role in this economic… Continue reading Will a reduction in the CBR jumpstart Uganda’s economy?
Inadequate agricultural mechanization is one of the biggest hindrances to transforming Uganda's agriculture from subsistence to commercial agriculture. The director of National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI), Dr. Godfrey Asea, recently said that 99.4% of small scale farmers in Uganda use rudimentary and obsolete technologies in agriculture, having tools like hand hoes, hand held axes,… Continue reading Mechanization: A kick-start to agricultural prosperity.
Agriculture has been the back bone of Uganda's economy for ages. Recent statistics show that over 80% of Uganda's population is employed at some stage in the agricultural sector. However, the benefits and direct contribution to the economy are yet to be fully derived and enjoyed by the populous involved in this trade. While doing… Continue reading Hindrances to the prosperity of the agricultural sector in Uganda.