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Now, NAADS suspends distribution of tractors to farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has suspended the distribution of more than 240 tractors to farmer groups around the country. The tractors were procured under the second priority area of the 2016 – 2020 Agriculture Sector Strategic Development Plan for mechanization of Agriculture. …

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UNBS starts to bite, wants all imports Certified before taxation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS has proposed that Uganda Revenue Authority-URA should tax only imports that have been certified by the standards body. UNBS is mandated to develop, promote and enforce standards to ensure competitiveness of locally manufactured products and to protect the health and safety of consumers …

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Illegal Entry: 32 Rwandans deported

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 35 people, among them 32 Rwandan and three nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been deported this afternoon. Those deported were arrested earlier in a joint security operation involving the army and Police in the areas of Russia, MuLine and …

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HP rejects Xerox takeover offer again

New York, United States | AFP |  Computer and printer maker HP on Sunday reiterated its rejection of Xerox’s $33 billion takeover bid, saying the sum “significantly undervalues” the company. A tie-up would unite two firms with storied histories: Xerox was founded in 1906 and became a household name with …

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US partners with UWEC to reduce wildlife trafficking

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. Mission in Uganda has partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Conservation and Education Center (UWEC) to host Zoohackathon 2019 in Entebbe. Zoohackathon is a computer coding event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and …

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