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URA grants extension on tax paying deadlines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Revenue Authority has given companies more time to file their tax returns as businesses battle the impact of coronavirus that has seen several shut doors and send staff home. Companies, whose accounting year ends in September, and are unable to file corporation tax returns …

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Coronavirus fight: SME body urges government to maintain strict measures

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Federation of SMEs Uganda has urged the government to continue undertaking emergency measures to slow down the spread of the virus. The measures in question include; limiting people’s movements, conducting mass testing and rigorous tracing. In particular, through John Walugembe, the body said in …

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Wakiso overwhelmed with distress calls of suspected COVID-19 cases

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Wakiso District Corona Taskforce is overwhelmed with distress calls about suspected corona virus victims because of increased tension about the pandemic. Most of the reported cases are of people who have just returned from the Middle East countries. Several reports have been registered from …

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Schools embrace virtual engagements in the face of COVID-19

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Schools in parts of Kampala and Wakiso is devising means to virtually engage children following the premature closure of educational institutions in the wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease-COVID-19. President Yoweri Museveni ordered the closure of schools as one of the measures …

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COVID-19: NSSF declines to make partial payments to members

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund [NSSF] has said, it has no legal mandate to make partial payments to its members who are currently struggling with the effects of coronavirus. Since last week when the president ordered for a partial lock down of the country, prices …

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NRM orders closure of party offices over COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement [NRM] party has ordered the closure of all party offices across the country over COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement issued by Rogers Mulindwa, the spokesperson of the NRM secretariat, the Secretary-General of the party, Justine Kasule Lumumba ordered for the …

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Court orders businessman Basajjabalaba to refund money to gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court Judges have ordered city businessman Hassan Basajjabalaba to refund to government all the money that was illegally paid to him as compensation for losing tender to manage city markets and the Constitutional Square. According to the majority decision of three Justices …

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Kadaga blocks three MPs from accessing Parliament after Dubai travel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has blocked three legislators from accessing parliament and referred them to institutional quarantine following their travel to Dubai in United Emirates. They are the Physical Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko, Lwengo Woman MP, Cissy Namujju and her …

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Court asks for written submissions in Tumukunde bail application

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Criminal Division has asked for written submission from all parties in the bail application of former Security Minister, Lt.General Henry Tumukunde. Justice Wilson Kwesiga issued the orders on Monday saying the decision was prompted by the prevailing coronavirus threat and enforcement of …

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Gov’t will cancel licenses of traders who hike food prices- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has warned traders taking advantage of the coronavirus situation to sell foodstuffs at exorbitant prices that their licenses will be cancelled. Museveni, who addressed the nation on Tuesday afternoon, described the traders taking advantage of the situation as “crooks”, noting that …

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