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Elections could affect recovery of lending businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lenders are hoping that the general elections will be peaceful so that their businesses return to normal. Like many other sections of the economy, the financial sector was still trying to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic when the climax of the election …

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Military Police to take over rooftops of arcades in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Military police commanded by Col Keith Katungi is taking over rooftops of major arcades across Kampala as part of the polling day security deployment plan. Col Katungi and Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero informed traders about the deployment plan in a meeting held at …

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Rescue packages not working – SMES

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The rescue package that was announced by governments around the world to help Small Scale Enterprises-SMEs to recover from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic is yet to have a tangible impact on the sector.  The pandemic compelled governments to shut down their economies …

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Uncertainty over polls takes toll on Ugandan traders

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | City traders are torn between closing their during the election period or staying on to make a little more money amid uncertainties as to how the next few weeks will be. Many are convinced that there will be violence in the city as some people might …

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City bus operators cheating commuters despite abandoning SOPs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Some bus operators within the Kampala suburbs are still charging high transport fares despite abandoning the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to halt the transmission of the coronavirus. The transport fares doubled after Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of …

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