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Securities Exchange wants NSSF back in the market

By Patrick Kagenda Simon Rutega, CEO of the Uganda Security Exchange, tells The Independent’s Patrick Kagenda that the absence of the National Social Security Fund distorts and depresses the long-term funds market How has the Uganda Securities Exchange been faring under the global economic slowdown? A global recession will obviously …

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Democracy and its African discontents

By G. Pascal Zachary Democracy has taken root in Africa,’ says Princeton Lyman, an analyst with the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington DC. And from the perspective of history, it does seem that the people of sub-Saharan Africa have entered a robust period of democracy. The trend toward multi-party …

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Is Suruma serious on corruption this time?

By Independent Team At the recent National Consultative Budget Workshop, Finance Minister Ezra Suruma spoke tough over corruption and inefficiency. To improve performance, he said, his ministry would improve communication, publish releases of funds, and clearly name and shame the poor performers. “In instances of chronic poor performance of an …

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Creating NWSC’s Vision

By Agnes Asiimwe Dr William Muhairwe became managing director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in November 1998 and has since turned the formerly rundown organization into an efficient operation providing consultancy services to water utilities on the African continent. How did you transform NWSC into an efficient organisation …

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