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Plug revenue leakages-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Revenue Authority must install big scanners at all entry and exit points to boost revenue collection, according President Yoweri Museveni. President Museveni, who was speaking during the recently concluded symposium dubbed ‘first science model workshop’ organised by URA in partnership with the African Tax …

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Uganda loses 30 to 39% of VAT revenues – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda loses between 30 and 39 percent of revenues that should be collected through Value Added Tax (VAT). This is contained in a research paper titled “The Value Added Tax Gap Analysis for Uganda” authored by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) researchers Corti Paul Lakuma …

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Kiruhura RDC orders crack down on illegal money lenders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Kiruhura has ordered police to crack down on illegal money lenders. The order stems from increasing complaints in which many borrowers continue to lose property to illegal money lenders. The directive comes barely a day after a team from the …

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Leaders accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing

Politicians have been accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing on Lake Victoria. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commander of UPDF- Fisheries Protection Unit in the districts of Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Buyende and Bugiri, Lt. Ronald Akandwanaho says that ever since Members of Parliament raised concerns of alleged torture …

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Pharmaceuticals asked to penetrate local market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has urged pharmaceutical industries in Uganda to work towards increasing the size of the local market that they serve. Kyambadde who visited Kampala Pharmaceutical Industrial Ltd on Thursday evening as part of ministerial tour to mark …

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Top Kenyan officials arrested over ‘spilled’ petrol

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The director of the Kenya Pipeline Company and four others have been arrested after millions of litres of petrol went missing in dubious circumstances, police said Friday. In October, 10 leading fuel marketers demanded an independent audit of KPC’s stock, suspecting up to 20 million …

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Uganda introduces Measles, Rubella combination vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has launched a new combination vaccine for both measles and rubella. The two diseases display similar symptoms of fever and skin rash, and both are highly contagious. Measles can be deadly for children with poor nutrition and a weakened immune system and …

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Madi delegation delays final Apaa land peace agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Madi delegation to the Presidential Committee on Apaa remains undecided on the three proposed positions for resolving the long running land dispute. The delegation has told the Presidential Committee of the Apaa land dispute that they require an additional one week to polish their …

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FDC officially out, DP back for IPOD summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit scheduled for next week will go on without the main opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). FDC officially communicated its withdrawal during the IPOD council meeting held at Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy, Ntinda on Friday …

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Conflict of interest cited in Global Trust Bank sale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has cited possibility of conflict of interest in the sale of Global Trust Bank to DFCU. The committee in Friday continued its investigation into a decision by Bank of Uganda (BoU) to sale the Bank …

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