President assures on solving major cost Pushers

President Yoweri Museveni has assured manufacturers in Uganda that the NRM Government is committed to solving all major cost pushers to ensure that business operators are able to benefit from their business operations.

Mr. Museveni was speaking at the opening of the 27th Uganda International Trade Fair that took place today at Lugogo’s Uganda Manufacturers Association show grounds in Kampala where manufacturers and exhibitors are showcasing their numerous industrial merchandise.

Musaazi gave Direction when Africa was Leaderless- Museveni

KAMPALA: President Yoweri Museveni has said that Ignatius Kangave Musaazi is in the same category as South Africa's Nelson Mandela who filled the vacuum when Africa was leaderless and down.

According to the President, it is not possible to mention people like I.K Musaazi without talking about Africa, ‘because they were the glue that united the continent to put up resistance in the face of colonialism’.

President commends China for helping Uganda in Development

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Government of China for supporting Uganda in infrastructure development including railway transport, electricity generation, road construction and telecommunications, among others.

"Rail transport is much cheaper compared to road transport. The Government of China has been helping Uganda in the development of this area,” he said.

President Museveni urges the youths to Engage in Agro-Production, Value Addition

President Yoweri Museveni has called on the youths in particular and the country at large to engage in commercial agro-production and value addition as a means of eradicating household poverty.

“Food production only for the stomach is not good. You must have income for yourselves. In all that you do, you must work with good calculations. I want to support the youth groups of Karamoja by donating to them flour mills and enable the production of animal feeds. This will assure us of value addition,” he said.

“Government Lifts Ban on Sugarcane Export to Kenya” – President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that the Government of Uganda has lifted the ban on the export of raw sugarcane to Kenya for a period of only three months effective next week. The move, he said, aims at allowing Ugandan farmers sell the surplus sugarcane that is not consumed locally.

“Mature sugarcane that doesn’t have ready buyers from local millers, should be exported,” he said.

“Business Success is Critical in causing Sustainable Peace” – says Museveni

By PPU Reporter

CAPE TOWN. The success of businesses in Africa is important because it has a direct role in ending polarisation and causing sustainable peace, President Museveni has said.

The President, who is accompanied by First Lady Janet, made the remarks today (Wednesday) at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was part of a panel discussion on the theme "Towards Peace".