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dfcu Bank rolls out skilling and sensitization programme to support Oil & Gas local content agenda

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At least 100 business leaders across different sectors will benefit from dfcu Bank’s Oil and Gas local content skilling and sensitization program every month. As part of the Business Accelerator Program, dfcu has planned a series of workshops targeting multiple sectors that can potentially take up opportunities in the Oil and Gas sector.

Thirty (30) medical practitioners, under their Umbrella body – the Uganda Private Medical Practitioners Association, attended the session held at the dfcu Towers this morning. They held extensive discussions on a range of issues including health, safety and environment; opportunities and standards in medical services, legal and regulatory framework in the Oil and Gas sector and access to finance.

Speaking at the workshop, dfcu Executive Director & Chief Commercial Officer and William Sekabembe underscored dfcu’s aptness at supporting the local content agenda through an Accelerator programme providing skills and training as well as provision of financial solutions.

“We have taken deliberate steps to form partnerships that give us access to cheap funds making it possible for us to extend long term financing at favorable rates,” Sekabembe added.

According to Harriet Kiwanuka, the Head Oil & Gas sector at dfcu, the Bank has a suite of bespoke financing solutions for local suppliers in the Oil & Gas Sector. “We have developed innovative and flexible financial solutions to ensure that financing is made available on terms which meet the requirements of both local content services providers and the Bank.”

The workshops are intended to provide an enabling environment for local content service providers to enhance their operational capacity and access to financing.

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Movit Products Limited donates to Muslim communities

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Moslem clerics at Kibuli Mosque receive assorted food stuffs handed over by a team from Movit.

Moslem clerics at Kibuli Mosque receive assorted food stuffs handed over by a team from Movit.

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On Thursday, Movit Products Limited visited various mosques across the country to extend support to the Moslem community as the holy month of Ramadan came to an end through donating several items including foodstuffs among others to enable them fulfill their compulsory fasting obligations.

According to Musa Mutebi, the Assistant Marketing Manager Movit Products Limited, “Movit believes very strongly in coming together to help people wherever and whenever possible. We are not giving because we have a lot of money but only because Movit is a company with a big heart and we care for our community.”

Movit Products Limited purchased some food items for Eid al-Fitr among which were food stuffs such as Rice, Sugar, Salt, Posho /maize flour, wheat flour, washing soap, Basins, Cooking Oil and a number of Movit Items. This exercise was a sole initiative of Movit products limited and covered various areas across the country among which were Kampala, Mbale, Mbarara and Masaka.

In Kampala, at the Ghadafi Mosque, the Moslem clerics thanked Movit for its continued support towards the Moslem community and implored Movit to keep up the giving spirit because Allah appreciates a giving heart.

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StarTimes Uganda partners with Africell Uganda to bring the world cup to your phone

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StarTimes Uganda, in partnership with Africell Uganda, has launched a mobile platform to enable Ugandans enjoy quality programming on the convenience of their mobile devices.

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StarTimes Uganda, in partnership with Africell Uganda, has launched a mobile platform to enable Ugandans enjoy quality programming on the convenience of their mobile devices, beginning this World Cup Season. This innovation is driven by the need to connect viewers to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 on the go.

As part of the partnership, Africell has introduced discounted data packages dedicated to the App users with validity of up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a feature of Image Quality; Small Definition, High Definition & Ultra Definition. The data bundles are accessible through USSD Code *133# Option 10.

The Mobile application is available to both Playstore for android users and AppStore for Iphone users. With this mobile app, viewers can enjoy the world cup action from anywhere and everywhere.

StarTimes is the official FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 broadcaster of all the games with exclusive rights to broadcast all the 64 matches on its channels.

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Jumia Food & KFC launch delivery service in Entebbe

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Jumia Food delivery team pose for a group photo.

Jumia Food, Africa’s leading online food delivery platform has seen an increase in group orders, leading to a partnership with KFC, the world’s most loved chickenrestaurant brand that has grown in its popularity in Uganda.

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After the great success of the partnership in Kampala, the two companies have extended the partnership that will now enable customers in Entebbe to also be able to order online for the KFC meals and have them delivered to them.

Expressing his optimism about the expected success of the partnership, KFC’s Operations Director Jacques Theunissen said “Brands that cater to convenience now need to re-invent their service delivery to cater to consumers’ dynamic needs. KFC has partnered with Jumia Food to take the headache out of businesses having to think about how to keep their teams satisfied so that they can focus on their core business.”

“The expansion of our partnership with KFC to Entebbe is not only a implication of how well we have both served our customers in Kampala but also our desire to make sure that all our customers enjoy the best convenience service in the country,” said Jumia Food Uganda Country Manager Timothy Mugume.

“Our strategy, is part of an expansion move by the company aimed at bettering customer experience through new and exciting innovations to make food ordering faster and more convenient, in this case extending delivery to Entebbe and also increasing the delivery radius for all KFC branches.” added Timothy.

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