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URA registers UGX 700 billion shortfall for half year tax collections

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)’s collections for the six months from July to December 2019 fell short of the target by at least 697.4 billion shillings. Doris Akol, the commissioner-general, told reporters on Thursday at URA headquarters in Nakawa that the tax body managed to collect …

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Halted HIV vaccine trials were not a waste of time-UVRI

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI Dr Pontiano Kaleebu has allayed fears that the HIV vaccine trials which were halted early this week in South Africa were not a waste of time. On Monday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases …

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MPs to conduct public hearings on national health insurance scheme bill

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The parliamentary health committee plans to hold public hearings to collect views on the National Health Insurance Bill, 2019.  Dr Michael Bukenya, the committee chairperson says that they plan to conduct hearings in the North, West, Eastern and Central Uganda before compiling a report on the …

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Medical bureaus want community health schemes included in national health insurance bill

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Religious institutions through the Inter-Medical Bureau Coalition have urged Parliament to include community health insurance schemes in the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2019.  The Inter-Medical Bureau Coalition is made up of 4 faith-based bureaus- Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau, Uganda Muslim Medical Bureau, Uganda Orthodox …

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Kaboole primary school appalling

Namisindwa, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kaboole Primary school in Bukhoko Sub County in Namisindwa district is an appalling state. Kaboole Primary School is a government aided school founded by Church of Uganda in the early 60s. It is the only government aided primary school in Kaboole Parish comprising over 12 …

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Over 100 teachers transferred in Arua

Arua, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Arua district local government has transferred more than 100 primary school Head teachers, their deputies and classroom teachers. Those affected include the sickly that need to move closer to their families for medical attention, those who have overstayed at their current work stations and those …

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