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Magufuli, Kiir sign as South Sudan officially joins EAC

History was made today when the treaty of accession of the republic of South Sudan into the East African Community was signed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. @RepSouthSudan now Officially in EAC? — EastAfricanCommunity (@jumuiya) April 15, 2016 Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, president Tanzania and chairperson of the …

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William Musimenta; Metal fabricator

By the Independent Team It was not failure to get a job that pushed William Musimenta into taking on a welding and fabrication.  It was rather passion and the need to explore his innovation and art skills in the industry.  “Some of the existing fabricators either lacked the quality aspect …

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10 Ugandan ICT trainees off to China for more skills

Ten Ugandans will benefit from a Huawei Technologies programme that will boost the country’s telecom strategy and capacity to monitor ICT industry trends, newest technology and equipment. The Huawei Seeds for the Future training program will run from April 16th to 30th at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen China. The …

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Pepsi, Coca Cola officials meet Museveni

Top officials from soft drinks companies in Uganda have met President Museveni to review their partnership with government. Officials from Uganda Revenue Authority attended the meeting yesterday. Coca-Cola Company pays more than Shs.100 billion annually in direct and indirect taxes.   FULL STATEMENT AFTER MEETING President meets executives of Soft …

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Pension sector in Uganda tops Sh.7 trillion

Reforms spur social security services but still lag behind peers and standards in developed countries, writes Isaac Khisa. Things are changing for the better in the pension sector. Five years ago, the government enacted the Uganda Retirements Benefits Authority Act that created the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA). According …

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URA names two lawyers to help Wavamunno manage WBS TV

We have not closed WBS, We have only used one collection method among many to collect arrears. WBS is still going strong. @wbstvug — UgandaRevenueAuthori (@URAuganda) April 11, 2016 Two city lawyers Joshua Ogwal and Kabiito Karamagi will manage Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) Television until Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) gets …

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Uganda-South Sudan trade

Ugandans’ hopes of a resurgence of trade links rise as civil war comes to an end There is one very busy triangular area in down town Kampala along Ben Kiwanuka Street that got to be known as Arua Park. The triangle is where three streets namely Johnson, William and Ben …

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Uganda in biggest tax evasion story

Panama Papers expose efforts plot to dodge taxes in oil deals When 370 journalists from 76 countries collaborate on an investigation, the resulting story is bound to be explosive. That is exactly what happened with what has come to be known as “The Panama Papers”; which is a huge leak …

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Angola, hit by collapse of oil prices, seeks IMF aid

Washington, United States | AFP Angola said Wednesday it had asked the International Monetary Fund for help after the crash in oil prices ravaged government finances. The IMF said discussions would begin next week in Washington on what could be a three-year support plan for the government. “The sharp decline …

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