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Museveni in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Tanzania to sign an implementation agreement for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project. He joined Tanzania President John Magufuli  at Chato, northern Tanzania, today to witness the signing of the host and implementation agreement. (video bottom) The …

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UNDP supports Uganda’s development programs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved a new country programme for Uganda that will focus on promoting inclusive governance, inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable management of natural resources and resilient development. The new Country Programme Document (CPD) for Uganda was approved by the …

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Government offers new incentives for domestic tourism

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board launches a domestic tourism campaign dubbed ‘Take On The Pearl’, as part of promoting local tourism, but also get the sector ready when international borders reopen. On top of reduced fares for some services, the two-month campaign that starts next week will also …

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Equity CEO wins coveted Oslo Business for Peace Award

    Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Group Holdings Plc and Executive Chairman Equity Group Foundation was on September 9 honored with the prestigious 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award. “Dr. James Mwangi receives the Award for his business-worthy …

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COVID-19 threatens 3.8 million jobs-EPRC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The private business community has cast doubt over the viability of government policies aimed at supporting the economy during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.  These include tax deferments, and financial packages. In the 2020/2021 budget, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development provided more …

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COVID-19: Manufacturers seeking more support

Government urged to offer rebates on taxation, wages, savings, and electricity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Manufacturers under their umbrella body, Uganda Manufacturers Association are in the early stages of engaging the government on a possible extension of the COVID-19 support that they were given for six months starting …

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UCU fundraising to support lecturers affected by lockdown

Mukono, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The new vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University Dr Aaron Mushengyezi is starting a fundraising drive to support lecturers cope with the effects of Covid-19 lockdown. The university administration suspended payment of all its contract and full-time staff in June.  The then vice-chancellor Rev. Canon. Dr John …

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