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Opposition welcomes EALA Bill on common currency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has welcomed the passing of the East African Monetary Institute Bill 2017, which will pave way for a single currency in East Africa. The East African Monetary Institute Bill sought to set up the agency to perform the role of a …

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Parliamentary Budget Committee Recommends Capitalization of UDB

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Budget Committee has recommended for the allocation of money to capitalise Uganda Development Bank-UDB. UDB is a public enterprise wholly owned by the Government. It is a Development Finance Institution that is focused on accelerating socio-economic development through sustainable financial interventions in …

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Cabinet approves anti-money laundering amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the anti-money laundering amendment bill, 2018. The amendment is meant to bolster Uganda’s global reputation and cooperation in fighting money laundering and terrorism financing. Media Centre Deputy spokesperson Col. Shaban Bantariza said the amendment will enable Uganda to get admitted in the …

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Nawangwe calls another emergency meeting as MAK crisis continues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe has called another emergency meeting for top managers over the current impasse in the university.  The meeting is taking place this afternoon in the Senior Common Room in Makerere Main Building. College Principals, Deputy Principals, School deans …

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Thomas Kwoyelo’s trail suffers two weeks’ delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The start for the prosecution witness testimonies in the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Thomas Kwoyelo has suffered a two weeks’ delay. Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges of War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. …

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KCCA Amendment Bill 2015 returns to parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A bill to amend the Kampala Capital City Act, 2010 to provide for the Lord Mayor to be elected by the council from councilors, returns to the house today for its second and third reading today. The bill also aims to clarify the …

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KCCA to collect Sh10Bn property tax from Makindye Division

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has today unveiled a draft property valuation report for Makindye Division. KCCA Revenue Director, Fred Andema says properties in Makindye division have increased from 23,000 in 2003 when the last valuation roll was compiled to 51,000 properties in the report …

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Missing Kisoro businessman found dead

  Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Kisoro businessman who went missing last week, has been found dead. Steven Nteziyaremye, 32, a resident of Gapfurizo Village in Karambi Parish in Nyarubuye Sub County in Kisoro district went missing on Friday last week. His brother, Emmanuel Nsabiyunva, says the deceased’s …

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Uganda records increase in stomach, colon cancers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Cancer Institute is recording an increase in cancers of the stomach and colon. The surge is attributed to unhealthy and sedentary lifestyles and change in diets, among the population, according to Dr Jackson Orem, the Executive Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute. …

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