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URA to assess impact of tax exemptions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Revenue Authority- URA has commissioned a study to gauge the impact of tax exemptions on the economy. The study will influence policy changes in the next financial year. Government provides tax exemptions especially in areas of Agriculture, manufacturing, construction, information and communication technology , …

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Uganda lobbying to host EAC statistics bureau

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is seeking to host the East Africa Community Bureau of Statistics. In November 2018, the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA passed the EAC Statistics Bureau Bill, 2017. The Bill among others seeks to establish a statistics bureau for the community as one of the key …

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Misspelt word on billboard sparks outrage in Fort Portal

Fort Portal, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Hariss International Limited, the manufactureers of Riham Beverages and foods in Uganda, is under fire over a spelling error on their billboard in Fort Portal Tourism City. The billboard, which has been erected along Lugard Road, was aimed at welcoming visitors to the tourism …

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Uganda gets first submarine power cable linking islands to grid

Kalangala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has obtained a 32 billion shillings loan to construct a seven-kilometre power submarine cable connecting Kalangala district (Ssese islands) to the mainland at Masaka. The sh32 billion loan has been secured from African Development Bank to construct the first power submarine cable and connect …

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