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Made in China plane makes first commercial flight

China’s homegrown regional jet made its first commercial flight Tuesday, operator Chengdu Airlines said, after years of delays raised questions about the country’s ambitious plans for domestically-produced planes. Chengdu Airlines flew the ARJ21 from its eponymous home base, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, to the commercial hub …

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Uganda Revenue Authority collections rise by 16%

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol has revealed that revenue collections have grown by 16% this year. Revenue collected by the URA, has also helped fund about 61% of the Government Expenditure Budget. Akol made the revelations in an end-of-financial-year statement Monday, in which she hailed taxpayers of …

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NSSF and high-end houses

Analysts question feasibility of Shs 650m houses in glutted market yet demand is higher for low end accommodation At the beginning of this month, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) commissioned a large-scale project worth Shs14.5bn to construct a housing estate at Mbuya involving 40 residential houses. This venture puts …

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Police arrest 100 officers over indiscipline

Uganda Police has started a campaign to ensure professional standards are maintained in the force. Over 100 have been arrested for involvement in illegal acts while on duty. The officers were arrested recently in an effort to reinforce the launched rectification campaign headed by Assistant Inspector General of Police Fred …

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Balance of trade quandary

Government, analysts search for elusive answers over declining exports, rising imports About 700 trucks enter Uganda daily from Mombasa Port in Kenya, loaded with all types of goods. However, most of them go back empty for lack of exports, a situation that makes transport costs rather prohibitive for Ugandan importers. …

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New national airline for Uganda?

ATC News by Wolfgang H. Thome President Yoweri Museveni, when addressing the first cabinet meeting of his new government, reportedly told them that ‘because our brothers in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa let us down‘ the formation of a national airline was now a priority. (Read FULL Museveni speech here) …

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VIDEO: Tumwebaze lashes out at KCCA critics

NBS: The outgoing minister for the presidency and Kampala Frank Tumwebaze has lashed out at those still fermenting wrangles within KCCA and those accusing him of furthering strife between the Lord Mayor EriasLukwago and the KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi.   Share on: WhatsApp

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