Cover story: Powerful Chinese lobby leaves Museveni helpless on Karuma, Isimba
Bickering between officials at the Energy Ministry and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd is frustrating construction work at two of Uganda’s biggest power dams, which means that taxpayers could incur an extra Shs 1.8 trillion in construction cost, enough to build another dam.
Business: International trade goes hi-tech
Last Word Africa: thinking outside the box
As Andrew Mwenda wonders why Ugandans and other Africans demand their governments to provide services like their counterparts in developed countries do, he argues that African countries will have to endure a very long period of sustained growth and development to perform at the current level of many Western nations.
News Analysis: Ugandans who dodge taxes
A report by tax researchers reveals that rich professionals including government employees are not paying enough taxes hence causing avoidable revenue shortfalls. This report also faults URA’s work methods for abetting the problem.
Feature: Namilyango toast and a Queen’s birthday
As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, Kavuma-Kaggwa, an elder from Mukono district, shares interesting memories of the Queen’s coronation from his student days when a dance was organised between Namilyango College and Mt St Mary’s college Namagunga in her honour.
Health: Tackling sickle cell disease
Why doctors say the biggest hindrance to fighting Sickle Cell anaemia disease is “ignorance” and how new technology can reduce chances of acquiring the disease by about 40%.
Business: International Trade goes hi-tech
The Electronic Single Window, a new innovation by URA, will ensure that importers and exporters take clear prerequisite transactions with all government agencies in a few days in what is seen a gallant move to ease trade in the region.
URA sweats over 2015/16 target
A weak shilling and intense political anxiety from the just-concluded elections have hit revenue monthly collection targets the third quarter of the current financial year. Now, URA is worried that this trend could hurt the realisation of its revenue target for the whole financial year.
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