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EFRIS: Uganda Manufacturer’s Association disagree with traders

SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Manufacturers Association has offered support for the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS) but faults the government agencies on aspects of its implementation. UMA Chairman, Deo Kayemba says while the system is vital to ensure proper tax administration, the taxpayers do not …

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Professor Epelu Opio, veterinarian, educationist and pacifier

SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Francis Chapel at Makerere University was filled as academics, educationists, and past and present politicians turned up to honor the life and legacy of Professor Justine  Epelu Opio. Professor Epelu Opio served in different capacities at Makerere University in the early seventies. Prof. Epelu-Opio …

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Nonsense and bad rules persist in banking

Nonsensical analysis, impenetrable jargon, fallacious arguments, and use of inappropriate mathematical models COMMENT | ANAT R. ADMATI | In December, the CEOs of the eight largest banks in the United States participated in a three-hour posturing session before the Senate Banking Committee. It was a disheartening display that showcased the toxic …

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Mufti joins Fiqh council board

KAMPALA, UGANDA | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, has joined the Board of the Fiqh Council, overseeing the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence following his appointment by the Muslim World League. The Muslim World League is an International Charitable Organization established by the Royal Kingdom of …

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Parliament rejects NAADs, UCDA merger

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has rejected a government proposal to merge the National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS), the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the Cotton Development Organization (CDO) and the Dairy Development Authority (DDA), into the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The legislators’ decision was …

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Gov’t: SGS compensation at 30 percent

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has revealed that the compensation for vehicle inspection equipment installed by Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) has now reached 30 percent. According to the Ministry of Works and Transport Permanent Secretary, Waiswa Bageya, SGS is supposed to be compensated with over 200 billion …

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Tayebwa eulogises late Dr. Aliker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, has described the late Dr. Martin Aliker as a mentor and friend who not only inspired him but also guided his work. Tayebwa, who was speaking during Dr Aliker’s funeral service, praised the late for his honesty and commitment to …

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China confronts the middle-income trap

China will indeed find itself in the middle-income trap if its economic growth rate drops to only 3% COMMENT | NOURIEL ROUBINI | At this year’s China Development Forum (the highest-level annual meeting between senior Chinese policymakers and top CEOs, current and former policymakers, and academics like me), the discussion focused …

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No barbarism without poetry

How poets can bring “normal” people to the point where they would enjoy sadistic spectacles COMMENT | SLAVOJ ZIZEK | When the basic pact that holds society together is crumbling, which appears to be happening worldwide, wild rumours and conspiracy theories proliferate. Even, or especially, when the message is obviously nonsensical, …

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