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MTN’s Golden Directors get recognized for their contribution to society

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | MTN Uganda’s Non-Executive Directors have proven themselves to be a class apart in leading organizations as they won several awards in recognition of their contribution towards the growth of businesses, organisations and communities. Mr George Egaddu, the chairperson of MTN Uganda Foundation won the Lifetime …

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Uganda spends UGX 980 billion to cater for HIV victims annually

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda spends shillings 980 billion in caring for people living with HIV annually, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission. Dr. Nelson Musoba, Director General of the Uganda AIDS Commission says that out of the total, shillings 700,000 is used to care for each victim per …

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Constitutional court nullifies Idle and Disorderly law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court has nullified section 168 (1) (c and d) of the Penal Code Act that creates an offence commonly known as being Idle and disorderly. In a lead judgment written by Justice Fredrick Egonda Ntende, the five-judge panel held unanimously that the law …

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EU awards UGX 4.6 billion grant to skill refugees and host communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa has today awarded three organisations grants totaling to 4.6 billion shillings to skill refugees and host communities in West Nile & Kiryadongo. Recipients include; Edukans Education Services, Windle International and Welthungerhilfe. The funds …

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Mbarara hospital neonatal unit struggles with staff shortage

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The neonatal unit at Mbarara regional referral hospital is struggling with staffing gaps, which affects service delivery especially care for premature babies. The unit and the referral hospital in general serve patients from districts in Uganda and the neighboring Rwanda, and Tanzania. There are currently …

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Protect SACCOs in new MDI law – Speaker Among

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, has instructed the House Committee on Finance, scrutinizing the Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to ensure inclusion of laws that protect members of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). The Speaker gave the directive during the plenary sitting on Thursday, …

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Taxi drone operators plying Entebbe Expressway regularize status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Taxi operators plying the Entebbe Expressway have regularized their status and formed an association to improve their services and handle common challenges. The operators who use omnibuses popularly known as drones, met the Works and Transport State Minister, Fred Byamukama on Wednesday. Peter Kaggwa, the …

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Finance ministry to rationalise tax incentives next year: Ggoobi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury, Ramathan Ggoobi, has told MPs that the Ministry of Finance is in the process of streamlining tax incentives to ensure their effective implementation. Ggoobi was on Thursday appearing before Parliament’s Finance Committee together with the Minister of State for Planning, Amos …

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US City honours Speaker Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Board of Aldermen, the legislative body for the City of St. Louis, Missouri in the US has paid a memorial tribute to former Speaker of Parliament, Jacob L’Okori Oulanyah, who died in March this year. The Board recognized Oulanyah, who was also Omoro County …

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