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Why Uganda’s BUBU Companies Avoid Equity Financing

By Job Lakal There is a growing financing gap required to meet the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Estimates by the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD)—an organization of the top 35 economies in the world, indicate that developing countries have an annual US$ 2.5 trillion SDG investment gap. This financing gap has pushed the […]

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What BUBU Means From Petroleum Sector Perspective

By Pamela Natamba At a time like this when the cliché ‘BUBU’ is the ‘in thing’, you can’t be left behind! Buy Uganda Build Uganda (‘BUBU”) is a policy geared towards promoting use of locally manufactured goods and use of local skills/personnel. The success of the BUBU concept will require us as Ugandans to position […]

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Exporters Speak Out On Bottlenecks

By Our Reporter Achieving middle income status is high on the agenda for the Government of Uganda. To be able to achieve this, experts have proposed a number of interventions including increasing the country’s export earnings to at least $8 billion up from the current $2.8 billion. To change these figures, companies have to increase […]

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Lato to be the largest dairy in Africa

Launched just seven years ago, Lato Milk is now one of the country’s leading dairy companies. The Managing Director, Mr…spoke to Investment Review Publications about their operations. Briefly, what is the historical background of Lato Milk Ltd? Lato Milk was established in 2012 in the milk-rich district of Mbarara with the aim of helping the […]

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UIRI Skilling Ugandans for BUBU

The Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI), a Government parastatal under the auspices of the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation (MoSTI), continues to step up steadily in meeting its mandate to promote Technology, Research and Innovation. It takes this on, with the gist to boost industry that mates out opportunities which contribute to the Buy […]

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UDC Guns For Top Employer Status

The Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) is the Business arm of the Government of Uganda. Dr Patrick Birungi, the Executive Director, spoke to BUBU Expo Magazine about their vision and operations. Excerpts Please give us a brief background about UDC? UDC was founded in the 1950s to be the business arm of the government. In the […]

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BUBU Policy At A Glance

Five years ago, the Government of Uganda passed the “BUY UGANDA BUILD UGANDA POLICY” in response to the Private Sector’s pleas to take policy decisions and promote practices that encourage the consumption of locally-produced products. Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC),  the BUBU Policy is formulated within the framework […]

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Orion Transforming Power Transmission

By Our Reporter The Orion Transformers factory and service center was founded in 2015. It was recently commissioned by H.E President Yoweri Museveni. The company’s main operations include the manufacture, repair and servicing of transformers. They also specialize in the manufacture of oil-immersed transformers and produce three different types of cores namely; cooper, aluminum and […]

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Alam Group Scaling The Heights

Group makes international-quality products and is one of the leading trainers, employers and taxpayers in Uganda For over 50 years, Alam Group has been a household name thanks to its product portfolio, which has grown from just aluminum and glass products to other items such as gumboots, sugar, cooking gas among others. Founded by Manzur […]

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Soko Selling BUBU

Soko Uganda is an initiative, which was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives; Abercom Uganda Technologies Ltd, and Uganda Manufacturers Association in 2018 with the aim of marketing Ugandan products and thus help to increase market access for locally-manufactured product (goods and services) in both domestic and global markets. Basically, […]

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