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Businessman Desh Kananura wins land case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City businessman Desh Kananura has won a land case against six claimants. This comes after a panel of three Court of Appeal Justices led by Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera declared Kananura the rightful owner of the land located at plot 20 to plot 30 …

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900 to get free electricity connection in Gulu and Kitgum

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 people in Gulu and Kitgum districts are to benefit from the free electricity connection policy. The policy under the Rural Electrification Agency – REA started two years ago but was halted in March last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Doreen …

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BUDGET: Finance Minister tables 12 new tax proposals

1️⃣ The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 2️⃣ The Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021 3️⃣ Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021 4️⃣ Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021 5️⃣ The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 6️⃣ External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 7️⃣ Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 8️⃣ Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 9️⃣ Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill, …

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ICPAU releases March 2021 examination results as number of accounts soar

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) through its examination body arm, the Public Accountants Examinations Board, has released the March 2021 examinations which were conducted from March 15-19 at the Kampala examinations centre. A total of 3,180 students attempted the March 2021 examinations. …

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UEDCL takes over power distribution in Bundibugyo

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited-UEDCL has taken over power distribution in Bundibugyo district. It replaces the Bundibugyo Energy Cooperative Society- BECS. In 2009, Bundibugyo Energy and Cooperative Society won the concession to manage the power line in the district. According to the concession, the …

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Kadaga, Oulanyah left out of Kyankwanzi NRM retreat

📌 Due in Kyankwanzi ✳ Newly elected NRM MPs & some Independents ✳ Members of the Central Executive Committee ✳ Members of the East African Legislative Assembly 📌 Not invited ✳ Incumbent MPs re-elected to 11th parliament. ✳ Speaker Kadaga and deputy Oulanyah Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga …

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Gov’t proposes to drop OTT

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has proposed to abolish the payment of Over the Top Tax (OTT) under the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill scheduled for tabling on the floor of Parliament by the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija also proposes the re-introduction of excise duty …

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Muntu asks parliament to reflect on its past mistakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | General Mugisha Muntu, the former Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party presidential candidate has asked parliament to reflect on its past mistakes and avoid being manipulated by the Executive. He made the proposal while appearing before the Human Rights Committee of parliament led by its Vice-chairperson …

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