The Farmers voice

Finance Illiteracy, Poor Planning Affecting Women in Business

Financial illiteracy and poor planning have been seen as the major factors that are negatively affecting women in business in Uganda. These factors have either led to many women dropping out of businesses or incurring heavy debts for failure to follow the financial rules in their businesses. Fatumah Ahmed, the regional manager Equity bank says […]

African banks take over after international lenders exit

In early 2022, UK-headquartered Standard Chartered Bank announced it was exiting five African countries and partially exiting two others – breaking its ‘here for good’ brand promise after more than a century on the continent. A year earlier, another British-based bank but a fairly new entrant, Atlas Mara withdrew from seven markets, walking away from […]

Diseases affecting coffee business in Kyenjojo

Coffee growers in Kyenjojo district are struggling to earn from the business due to pests and diseases that attack the crop. The farmers say the most common type of disease is the coffee berry disease which attacks the plants until they dry up and the berries fall off before maturing. Patrick Baguma, a coffee grower […]

Emyooga Seed Capital Boosts Financial Growth for Restaurant Owners in Kasese, Rwenzori Sub-region

Restaurant owners in Kasese District, located in the picturesque Rwenzori Sub-region, are celebrating significant financial growth following their shift from costly loans obtained from financial institutions to the Emyooga seed capital provided by the government. This strategic move not only bolsters their businesses but also serves as a valuable training platform for students pursuing careers […]

Business paralyzed as Mumbere returns to Kasese

Businesses came to a standstill on Wednesday as thousands of Rwenzururu subjects gathered in Kasese town to welcome Charles Wesley Mumbere, the cultural leader of Obusinga Bwa Rwenzururu-OBR. The area between Rukoki bridge and the roundabout was filled with people dancing as the helicopter carrying the royal family landed at Kasese airfield. Throughout the day, […]

More than 50 youth trained in business enterprise selection in fort portal

More than 50 youth from the districts of Bunyangabu, Kasese,Kabarole and Fort portal have been trained on business enterprise selections in a training that took place at Atako Country Resort in Fort portal Tourism city. The one-day training organized by Kabarole Research and Resource Center aimed at building the capacity of the youth in Business […]