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Uganda’s top farmers rewarded

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dfcu Bank rewards Uganda’s top Farmers

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For the 6th year running, dfcu Bank in partnership with Vision Group, KLM Airlines, Koudjis and the Netherlands Embassy has awarded Uganda’s best farmers country wide through an initiative dubbed ‘Harvest Money’. As part of the activities, farmers were called upon to participate in a competition aside from the farming training conducted throughout the year.

The initiative aims to highlight the contribution of agriculture to the development of the economy and also change the negative perception that most Ugandans hold towards agriculture as not being a good career option.

According to the United Nations, the world needs to produce around 75 per cent more food over the next 40 years just to keep in line with the global population growth, which is expected to top 9 billion by 2050. In fact, the East African region is home to more than 145 million people and growing. Uganda’s agriculture gross domestic production is estimated at more than USD 3 Billion.

At face value, growing populations and rising affluence across the African continent means there are enormous opportunities for agricultural produce.

During the panel discussion, different challenges were sighted that the agricultural sector currently struggles with, among which are; poor organisation and management of cooperatives and farmer groups, inadequate and or ineffective policies, poor quality inputs, uncontrolled and uncoordinated production, lack of expertise of financial institutions in managing agricultural loan portfolios, and lack of access to capital due to limitations of bank acceptable collateral.

In his speech dfcu Bank’s CEO, Mathias Katamba reiterated dfcu Bank’s commitment to supporting agricultural development in the country. Additionally, dfcu Bank with support from Rabobank, established a dedicated agribusiness unit in 2013, which is tasked with product development, deal structuring, new client acquisition, act as a knowledge centre for internal consultations and support internal staff training and capacity building. The agribusiness unit supports all agri customer segments with dedicated relationship managers for the corporate and commercial clients while the retail clients are served by agricultural loans officers that sit in the different branches.

“We have a strong heritage as a provider of affordable financing to viable private sector projects. For the last 55 years, dfcu has transformed several commercial agri- Business enterprises in Uganda and is associated with many success stories. Using our suite of flagship products like leasing, term loans and Trade Finance, we provide a mix of working capital, medium and long-term funds to match the business needs of large scale agricultural enterprises.” He said.

This year, the overall winner was Anthony Mateega of St. Anthony Agribusiness Enterprises from Mpigi District, the second overall winner was Charles Byarugaba a catechist from Kabale who produces potato seeds for sale beside his pastoral work. The third winner was Musasizi from Busembatia.

Vision Groups’ CEO. Robert Kabushenga commended the sponsors for supporting the competition. “In just six years, the reputation of farming which had been tinted has been transformed. For the last 40 years, people were told to study degrees and wait for white-collar jobs, but now they are into farming and making money,” Kabushega said.

He also said that because of the competition, people’s lives have changed and farmers are earning the respect they deserve in society.

The top three winners have been awarded cash of up to 150 Million and an all-paid trip courtesy of the partners together with the top 10 winners from the different regions.

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Buying or Selling of Land in Any Part Of Uganda Now Made Easy

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By BigEyeUg Team

A new and most organized real estate agency company is now in Uganda that can facilitate buying or selling of land and houses from any part of the country. Prime Plots under Prime Sponsor Company was created in May 2020 with a clear vision of providing high quality and personalized services to individuals, private sector companies, and government clients in Uganda.

If you are a potential buyer and looking for land, house or apartment, or need help in transferring your land title to your names or company names, then you should visit these guys. A property management company that seems to have the best and trusted real estate agent.

The mission of Prime Sponsor is simple. “To believe in loving your neighbor is to help them succeed”. To fulfill this mission, they perform every due diligence to ensure ownership and protect you the interested buyer or seller and above all, they strive to have a long relationship of friendship with all their clients.

For all those with property to sale, they use applications that will permit satellite view of the entire area, tracking coordinates with GPS that can send a client direct to the site location without being accompanied, they are the first to have such ease operation.

They have become a more trusted solution to all the property fraudsters in Uganda. Their current website is www.primeplots.primesponsor.co.ug

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CCBA installs hand-washing station at Mbarara Hospital

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Mbarara District Health Officer Peter Sebutinde demonstrates how to wash hands.

Mbarara District Health Officer Peter Sebutinde demonstrates how to wash hands.

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As part of support to the Ministry of Health in the fight against Coronavirus in Uganda, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Uganda has installed a 5,000 litre Community hand-washing Station at Mbarara Referral Hospital in western Uganda.

CCBA, through Century and Rwenzori Bottling Companies in Uganda, has so far established five (5) 5,000litre Community Handwashing Stations for the general public use in Mukono (Namanve), Kampala (Kyambogo) and Mbarara (Makenke and Municipality).

General Manager Melkamu Abebe, in a message delivered by Mbarara Plant Manager Joackim Baluku, said the Company was committed to contributing to efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

“Across the Coca-Cola system we always look for meaningful ways to contribute to our people, including the communities we serve. We are guided by our company purpose: refresh the world and make a difference in the community. We do what we do because we are people-centered. We provided safety measures inside our Plants to protect our employees and their families, and now with the community hand-washing Tanks we are extending that protection to the general public,” Abebe said.

Mbarara Referral Hospital Director Celestine Barigye said the hospital had established two hand-washing stations but was overwhelmed by the numbers of people flocking the hospital.

Hospital officials had raised concerns about long queues of people gathering at the stations to wash their hands, as an additional COVID-19 risk.

“When the Pandemic began, following the President’s advice we set-up the two hand-washing facilities but they were not enough. With this new addition we can ensure more people wash hands faster and increase the safety of all. We also needed an extra reservoir tank and we have now received it. The tank from Coca-Cola has a large capacity so water availability is guaranteed,” he said.

Mbarara Referral Hospital currently has eight COVID-19 patients and has so far discharged 21 who have recovered successfully. The hospital has a bed capacity to handle 30 patients at ago.

The CCBA handover on Wednesday also included 305 20-litre hand-washing Jerrycans for distribution at various busy points in Mbarara, handed to the COVID-19 District Task Force. This is part of the 5,000 hand-washing Jerrycans pledged for the national effort against COVID-19.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, CCBA has provided several interventions including; food relief worth UGX390 million from The Coca-Cola Foundation, distributed through the Uganda Red Cross Society to vulnerable families affected by the lockdown; UGX85 million to the Ministry of Health to buy medical equipment and sundries; public awareness worth UGX460 million and three pick-up trucks for the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Task Force. So far the total contribution during this period is UGX1.3 billion.



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Masaka teacher wins big in MTN MoMo Nyabo promotion

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MTN's Jimmy Ssempuuma (L) hands over Emily Tumuheki's cheque.

MTN’s Jimmy Ssempuuma (L) hands over Emily Tumuheki’s cheque.

By Our Reporter 

With the disruption caused by COVID-19, teaching is one of the professions that took a hit. It even gets harder for the private school teachers who are not earning salary as schools have been closed since March.

Emily Tumuheki, a private school teacher in Masaka, is one of the many teachers who have gone without pay since the closure of schools as a way of preventing the spread of the deadly Covid19.

Tumuheki, a resident of Nyendo town in Masaka district and a teacher of English at Kitendesa Modern Primary School reaped big from the on-going MoMoNyabo Together promotion as she won herself a whopping 5,000,000 Uganda shillings. The teacher could not believe her luck the moment she learnt that she had been chosen as a lucky winner in the MoMo Nyabo Together promotion.

When the hosts of the MoMo Nyabo Together show Zahara Totto and Patricko Mujuuka first contacted Tumuheki, she was in shock she decided to hand the phone to a friend of hers thinking she was getting conned. She however was able to compose herself and answer all five questions correctly.

While shedding tears of joy at her cheque handover, Tumuheki narrated how life had been so hard seeing as she was not earning and yet her bills kept on accumulating.

Tumuheki who hails from Ntungamo moved to Nyendo in search of greener pastures.

Currently, she is also pursuing a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education to grow her career.

The happy teacher was overwhelmed with the fact that she had indeed become a millionaire.

“I cannot imagine this real. This money will help me a lot. I plan on starting a shop where I can trade in food items like rice, sugar, salt and many others consumer goods.” Tumuheki said.

Tumuheki went on to add that because of COVID-19, she had resorted to quitting her job and starting something else but she did not have the capital to start her dream business.

“My life has drastically changed for the better,” said an excited Tumuheki in praise of the MTN MoMoNyabo promotion.

She named her mother, Frank Twikirize as her beneficiary. Twikirize was excited when her daughter called to ask if she had received 2,000,000 Uganda shillings that was sent to her phone. An excited Twikirize asked her daughter to thank MTN for remembering them.

“For one to get money in such times, it can only be by the grace of God,” Tumuheki said.

While handing over a dummy cheque, the Regional Manager Central Ssempuuma Jimmy congratulated Tumuheki Emilly upon her win. He also encouraged all MTN customers to continue using the MTN MoMo service, “You too can win like Tumuheki,” he said.

Tumuheki said she always used her MTN MoMo to buy airtime, minutes to make phone calls as well as data to surf the internet and social media. She thanked MTN for availing Ugandans with a chance to win money this year.

Apart from the winners called in studio, 250 people win 50,000 shillings directly every day. All you have to do is pay for airtime, bundles or any bill using MTN MoMo on the MyMTN app or dial *165# and stand a chance to win.



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Airtel, Game Stores partner to make payment for goods easy and convenient for customers

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A customer pays at the till using Airtel Money Pay assisted by a Game Store Executive.

A customer pays at the till using Airtel Money Pay assisted by a Game Store Executive.

By Our Reporter

Airtel Uganda has announced a partnership with Game Stores that will see Airtel Money subscribers pay for their purchases using Airtel Money Pay.

Airtel Money Pay is a service that enables Airtel Money subscribers to pay for goods and services using Airtel Money instead of exchanging cash for such purchases. The service enables both parties to immediately confirm these proximity payments via text message (e-receipt) that is sent to both subscriber and seller of the goods/service.

Commenting about this partnership, Airtel Money Head Merchant Portfolio Mr. Godfrey Muhindo noted that this new partnership will bring the highest level of convenience to Airtel subscribers who shop at Game stores.

“This payment method is going to ease the lives of our subscribers. Customers no longer have to carry cash or withdraw money, then pay when they are shopping here at Game,” he noted.

Muhindo also noted that the Airtel Money Pay innovation is timely as it is giving Ugandans an alternative and safe payment method in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking on behalf of Game Stores, Frederick Olwit, the Game Store Manager, welcomed Airtel Money Pay onboard and thanked Airtel Uganda for the partnership.

“Our clients can now transact conveniently and securely from their Airtel accounts and pay for their shopping without hassle,” he said. “As merchants, once we receive the money on our Airtel account, we can use it to make other transactions like payments or transfer it to the bank.”

Mr William Kaye, the Managing Director of Universal Tracking Systems and a customer at Game Stores who has used the service confirms the effectiveness of the product.

“After shopping, I came to the till and made my payment via Airtel Money Pay. The till attendant immediately confirmed payment and in less than a minute, I was done. The service is indeed very fast and did not require me to pay an extra fee,” Mr Kaye said.

At the launch, a lucky draw was held for members of the media and three lucky journalists each received cash sent directly to their Airtel Money accounts to do shopping at the store.



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