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In The Independent: Breakdown of the 2016/2017 budget

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A selection of stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. Get your copy at the nearest news stand.

2016/2017 budget
Government officials say the Shs26Trillion budget is aimed at key sectors like infrastructure, social service delivery and agricultural productivity although they say there will be a cut on domestic borrowing.

Peep into Kadaga’s experience
The commotion over Kadaga’s visit to a shrine is a sign of our obsession with peripheral issues like democracy, human rights, corruption over more fundamental ones like trade and policy that are critical for development.

The case for Uganda’s exports
Uganda is a supermarket economy because it imports unnecessarily according to President Museveni. The import bill keeps hiking but experts say Uganda has to radically improve its import quality if this trend can be reversed.

Primary Education to the test
A report by Twaweza, a research NGO in East Africa, indicts education standards in Uganda’s primary education saying learning problems persist. Some findings of the report reveal that only 13% of pupils in P3 can read what is P2 material.

The limits of Oil’s Rebound
Anatole Kaletsky, an economist and author writes that the oil market has changed has changed because it is no longer being collected by the monopoly power of OPEC due to new sources of supply. He says a new decline in oil prices should be expected anytime soon.

TOTAL’s Gapco acquisition
After months of negotiations, TOTAL is set to take over Gapco operations in East Africa at a deal worth $400m.

Frankly Speaking:  Maurice Kirya is renowned for his self-styled genre, mwoyo. The musician who also runs a restaurant The Sound Cup speaks about his musical journey among other things.

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