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Is there a case for Umeme’s concession renewal?

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President Museveni has thrown a spanner in the works. He doesn’t think the renewal of the Umeme concession in 2025 is warranted. He wants an option for cheaper distribution of electricity in Uganda. His concern? The cost of power remains high and energy losses – at 17.5% (June 2017) – are being factored into the […]

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What if we had let Crane Bank fail(?)

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“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War It is July 2015. The big news. Several companies are seeking a government bailout. The figure. About Shs1.3trillion. The economy is in slowdown mode. Some of the companies are heavily leveraged. The bailout could save them […]

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“Uganda’s oil” and Wakanda

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Wakanda. Futuristic. It doesn’t rely on foreign aid. It is rich. Technologically advanced. Built local capacity. Local capacity is local content. They had a very rare metal. Could be a mineral. Vibranium. It is also fictional. In the Wakanda Kingdom, they seem to have managed their resource well (apart from the fact that they don’t […]