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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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Uganda Clays costs drop, losses up

Uganda Clays Limited, the producer of baked clay building products, has recorded a drop in operating costs but losses increased for the second consecutive year, as it faced stiff competition in the construction sector amidst coronavirus pandemic. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | The company recorded a 6% reduction in …

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Pension sector assets hit Shs13.2 trillion

Industry regulator says the future is bright amidst current COVID-19 pandemic Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s retirement benefits sector recorded a 13.8% increase in assets to Shs13.2trillion for the year ended Dec. 2019, according to the Uganda Retirements Benefits Regulatory Authority’s performance latest report presented on Sept.02 in …

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Fighting corrupt public servants

Will Leadership Code Tribunal finally bite? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | When President Yoweri Museveni swore in the Leadership Code Tribunal recently, he demanded the new team clean up public service of corrupt officials. The tribunal is the latest institution Museveni has created to fight corruption in Uganda’s public …

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Cost of COVID-19 tests

How cheaper pooled testing increase access in Ghana, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living …

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Police for hire

Dangerous trend leaves public unsafe Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The most interesting news about the gun shots that rung out near the head offices of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) in the Kampala City suburb of Kamwokya is the police reaction. When The Independent asked Kampala …

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