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Regulate artisanal and small-scale mining

The Africa Centre for Energy and Mineral Policy (ACEMP) organised the first ever Uganda national conference and exhibition on artisanal and small-scale mining and quarrying in Kampala on July 25-26. The Independent’s Julius Businge spoke to Don Binyina Bwesigye, the ACEMP’s executive director on the significance of the event to …

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Accountants tip government on economic growth

NPA boss says the country has undergone structural change but not structural transformation Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Patronella Namubiru, the associate director in charge of tax at the audit firm, Deloitte Uganda, spoke passionately about the prospects of Uganda’s economy at the 7th CPA Economic Forum held at …

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Vivo’s move to end road carnage

Fuel distributor Vivo Energy Uganda is optimistic that road carnage in Uganda can reduce once all players cooperate. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Speaking at the second Road Safety Summit held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on July 23, Gilbert Assi, the company’s managing director said that their overall …

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Solving UTL puzzle

  Experts say Bemanya should stay but government should focus on recapitalising the telecom firm Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Debts, poor corporate governance, fights, politics and ageing infrastructure have taken centre stage in debates surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited. Bemanya Twebaze, a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive, who has …

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Good jump! URA surpasses target

Commissioner General Doris Akol outlines plans for the FY 2019/2020 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s tax collection grew at an impressive 14.9% above target to Shs16.6trillion in the last Financial Year, the fastest pace recorded in the last four years. Results released on July 15 shows that the …

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Empowering women in business

  dfcu, one of Uganda’s largest banks by assets has been running a Women in Business initiative/programme since 2007. The Independent’s Julius Businge spoke to Victoria Byenkya, the Manager for the programme on how it is empowering women to succeed in business. Briefly share the overview of the initiative? The …

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Mbale industrial park good for jobs

Chinese firm, Tian Tang Group, has opened the Sino-Mbale Industrial Park in eastern town of Mbale, an investment its executives say will create at least 2,000 jobs to the local population. Mbale, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The firm’s executives say three investors have already set up in the park …

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