Kampala. After nearly six years in the making, it took Members of Parliament a single day to pass amendments to the 2004 Financial Institutions Act. The much-awaited reforms, expected to boost operations of banks in the country, were passed by the Parliament last Wednesday. The legislators passed the Financial Institutions (amendment) Bill 2015 that introduces three new products: Islamic Banking, Bancassurance and Agent Banking, to Uganda’s banking sector.
By Mark Keith MuhumuzaKampala — There are about 3,900 companies that the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is currently investigating, in order to recover Shs53.6b. This amount arises from unremitted employee contributions as at June 30, 2017. In the wake of allegations that Crane Bank was defaulting on contributions of its expatriate staff to a tune of Shs8.5b, Daily Monitor sought to establish how many other companies were non-compliant with NSSF.
It is now not entirely surprising when on a flight from Entebbe to Istanbul, Dubai and Johannesburg to encounter Jesa Farm Dairy products as part of the inflight service. Fresh Dairy too is a common product on many flights from Uganda. This development is an indicator of the growth in the dairy sector, especially the value addition on dairy products. Investment in the milk processing sector is estimated to have reached about $80m (about Shs288 billion) by the end of 2016.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".