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Yakako is a singular verb meaning “You shine” in the local Luganda dialect. On the other side of the spectrum, it is a Ugandan bred service that will enable pre-paid Umeme Yaka users to be able to borrow more units to power their homes and businesses using mobile money. Extension of the service to Post-Paid Umeme customers is in coming soon mode.
In our first episode of #UGTechUnplugged we had a chat with Daniel Okalany, team leader of Kola Studio, the makers of the much famous Matatu mobile game.
Buying and delivery of products from abroad has always proved a one big hurdle to overcome especially here in Uganda. Many have resorted to using friends and family to accomplish such tasks but here comes masikini.com, an e-commerce website to help Ugandans purchase products from abroad
As a measure to cut costs at the struggling telecom company, the Finance Ministry has according to sources, taken the decision to fire top bosses at Uganda Telecom who were earning exorbitantly high salaries.The Managing Director Mark Shoebridge and Corporation Secretary David Nambale were early this week given the boot early by government.
Airtel Uganda has today launched the Wewole (meaning borrow) service, a micro-credit service using its Airtel Money platform. It will allow Airtel Money users and agents access loan facilities through Airtel Money. Wewole is executed in partnership with Jumo, that describes itself as a marketplace connecting millions of small businesses to a world of financial choices.
The company announced a new partnership of licensing its brand and intellectual property to the newly created HMD Global to re-enter the smartphone business riding along Android.