Monday , February 26 2018


Sugar price to drop further

Manufacturers cite increased imports and declining demand from foreign markets Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is good news for Uganda’s sugar consumers in the coming months owed to the projected sugar in production volumes amidst increase in imports. Statistics from the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association (USMA), which consist …

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Stanbic joins URA’s e-payment platform

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Times of visiting banking halls and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) offices to file tax returns could be over as the tax body continues to partner with financial institutions and telecom companies to offer online payment solutions. Stanbic bank, which collects a third of URA’s annual …

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URA’S Shs 140 bn house near completion

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  The new headquarters of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is on track for completion this year. According to Ian Rumanyika, the manager for public and corporate affairs in the Commissioner General’s office, the construction, which begun in August 2014 is expected to end in …

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Uganda Clays pegs its growth on innovation

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | George Inholo is the managing director of clay products maker, Uganda Clays Limited. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about their operations and industry issues. How would you describe business at Uganda Clays as we speak? Talking about 2017, the key thing to note …

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Uganda could hire expatriates for oil jobs

Kigumba Petroleum Institute has trained just 133 locals with certificates and diplomas in oil and gas Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda will start investing in the oil and gas infrastructure ahead of the planned production in 2020 but there are indication that majority of the work will be undertaken …

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Auditor General lists weak government departments

Auditor General lists weak government departments | Political will to do things is zero, says civil society  NAADS (corruption), Ministry of Finance (domestic arrears, funding shortages) Public universities (unapproved salaries) Local governments (low absorption), URA (tax exemption follow-up, low targets, missed royalties gold) Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development …

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