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Fishermen appeal to MPs on boat size requirement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Fisheries & Fish Conservation Association have appealed to Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture to review the current guideline that limits them to using boats measuring 28 feet. The Fisheries Protection Unit announced that only boats with the interior overall length of 28 feet …

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Unvaccinated MV Kalangala staff will risk their jobs

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Entebbe Deputy Resident District Commissioner Njuki Mbabali has advised all staff and operators of public transport services including those of MV Kalangala to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Njuki says service providers such as taxi drivers, conductors, boda boda motorcyclists and crews for …

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Operation against numberless vehicles starts in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 50 vehicles without number plates on the roads have been impounded in Kawempe Division on the first day of the operation no numberless vehicle on the road. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that the crackdown follows increasing vehicles without …

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Few passengers, fuel costs hit bus operators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reduced demand for upcountry travel, the relatively high fares and the rising costs of fuel have combined to inflict losses on bus companies, according to operators URN talked to. They however say they cannot abandon their business at this time because they have to …

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Stanbic Bank, KACITA move on Asian markets

Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited and Kampala City Traders | THE INDEPENDENT | Association on Oct.14, unveiled a partnership that will significantly ease traders’ ability to source for goods from Asian markets as well as pay the stipulated taxes on the imported items. Stanbic Bank Uganda Chief Executive Anne Juuko said …

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Uganda gets Shs2.7bn from Sweden for solar energy

Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited has secured Shs2.7bn grant from Sweden’s Swedfund to conduct feasibility studies for floating solar development in the country. | THE INDEPENDENT | UEGCL Chief Executive Officer, Harrison Mutikanga and the Sweden Ambassador to Uganda Maria Hakanson signed memorandum of understanding in Kampala on Oct.12. “The …

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Stock market boost as MTN listing takes shape

 Uganda Securities Exchange CEO says number of investors could triple Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Executives at the Uganda Securities Exchange are optimistic about increased activity and shareholder numbers at the bourse as MTN Uganda’s listing takes shape. Paul Bwiso, chief executive officer said on the sidelines of the …

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