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Mutebile keeps central bank rate at 6.5%

Says private sector credit growth remains subdued driven largely by low demand Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Uganda’s decision to keep the central bank rate unchanged at 6.5% in the next three months has sent a signal to the market that Covid-19 containment measures are still a …

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Poverty undermines Uganda’s public education

How the incidence, depth, duration, and timing of poverty together influence a child’s educational attainment COMMENT | HAMZA WAMONO | March 2020 will forever be remembered in the education community as the month when all schools in the country shut their doors. The government instituted nationwide school closures due to …

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How to end the pandemic

  No single approach will ever be enough | WILLIAM A. HASELTINE | The United States has now entered its fifth wave of COVID-19 infections. In each one, the country has paid a high price for doing far less than it could. In the first wave, lockdowns and other restrictions …

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COVID-19 pushes self-medication up

Doctors warn practice can result in improper treatment or cause new illness Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | More Ugandans are treating themselves without first seeking medical adviceas the COVID-19 pandemic rages. The Council of Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda made the revelation in a recent statement. “With the surge of …

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Business activities still slow in July – Survey

But players expect recovery due to easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Business captains are optimistic that activity will rebound once lockdown restrictions are lifted by government, according to the July Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). Experts expect opportunities in form of new jobs and economic …

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