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In The Independent: Museveni gets gadget to monitor telecoms

 The big stories in this week’s The Independent. GET YOUR COPY NOW.
The big stories in this week’s The Independent. GET YOUR COPY NOW.

Cover story: Museveni gets Shs70bn telecom monitoring gadget

An investigation by The Independent reveals that State House is closing in on a procurement of high-tech gadgets meant to forestall fraud among telecoms, which is costing government colossal sums in tax revenue.

Last Word: Fight over misguided objectives
Andrew Mwenda carries on with his argument from last week, that in African states, there is a huge mismatch between financial resource capacity on one hand and governance standards inherited from Western nations. As a result, poor countries resort to putting up structures such as schools and hospitals without laying the foundation for functional educational and healthcare systems due to public pressure to deliver.

Cover story: Museveni gets Shs70bn telecom monitoring gadget
An investigation by The Independent reveals that State House is closing in on a procurement of high-tech gadgets meant to forestall fraud among telecoms, which is costing government colossal sums in tax revenue.

News Analysis: Ugandans to practice economic diplomacy
As a way of upping its ante on the diplomatic front, Uganda’s foreign missions will soon introduce charters to promote the country’s trade and tourism in an innovative strategy to revamp the country’s image abroad.

Health: When the sick by-pass doctors
There is a disturbing trend of self-medication in Uganda where over 80% of the population treat themselves. Some health professionals attribute the deadly practice to lack of faith in the health sector and the mushrooming and yet unregulated pharmacies.

Business Banking Industry blues
2015 was a terrible year for the majority of banks in Uganda due to their massive Non Performing Loans and Assets among other reasons. Experts give their take on what the banking industry must do to improve their profitability.

Frankly Speaking
Rev. Dina Nkesiga, the first woman to be ordained by the Anglican Church in Uganda, and also currently the Vicar of All Saints Cathedral in Kampala, talks about her greatest extravagance, her happiest moments among other things in this interview.

Global Comment: Roman Europe?
Anatole Kaletsky, an economist argues that with the wide disgruntlement in Europe caused by German leadership, it is time Italy, the continent’s leader in past centuries, took up the mantle again with its ideas in economics and politic

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