Businesses Slow Down As Mak Closes for Holidays


Majority of the business owners around Makerere are to face a slow down as the University closes for holidays.

The University is set to close on 7th/12/18. Majority of the business owners are worried as the students are their major clients. Most of these businesses are located around Wandegeya, Nankulabye, Kinoni and Makerere.

Shiela Tumwebaze, who runs a cosmetics shop in Kikoni says, “I close this place a few days after the campus closes, you cannot imagine the pain of sitting the whole day without getting a single client.”

One Graduate’s Journey From Social Sector to Animal Feeds Business


A 28 year old man says he has no regrets after abandoning his profession and venturing into animal feeds business.

Dan Mukungu, a resident of Wakiso town council, graduated from Makerere University in 2016 with a degree in Social Sciences. While his colleagues moved on to look for jobs after their studies, however, Mukungu went back home for what he calls important meeting with his parents. And from this meeting, Mukungu made decision to venture into business.

Government Supports Private Sector Growth - Museveni

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reassured Ugandans that government is in full support for growth initiated by the private sector.

Museveni said this in a speech presented by Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, at the grand opening of Mbarara’s first five-star hotel, Hotel Triangle in Mbarara Municipality.