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2021 election budget

Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How serious is the government claim that it does not have money to fund the 2021 general elections? That is the question raised by the latest appearances before parliament on the issue of Minister of Finance Matia …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Election budget shoots to sh870bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY 2021 election budget: Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn THE WEEK Education: Gov’t scraps end of term exams , student projects introduced THE LAST WORD GDP and improved health: How sustained economic growth …

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Rukikaire’s view of history

Former cabinet minister and NRA ideologue Rukikaire on politics and leadership BOOK REVIEW | Ian Katusiime | Mathew Rukikaire has seen it all. Born into an aristocratic family and educated in the best institutions that the colonial era could offer locally and abroad, Rukikaire has either made or participated in …

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Baby and adult brains

It’s not your imagination, you and your baby really are on the same wavelength | THE INDEPENDENT | A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable connections in their neural activity. In other words, baby …

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New component in blood

Discovery could lead to improvements in treatment of diseases | THE INDEPENDENT | Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole functional mitochondria in …

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Reform of accountancy market

The government’s intervention is critical for the emergence of accounting bodies to champion local consumer interests COMMENT | PATRICK OMONY | The recent Economic Summit organised by NTV saw the Minister of Finance make a desperate plea for ideas that can spur the economy to enable him increase his revenue …

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Bad start for Uganda’s stock market

Executives hope that the future is bright as listed entities post profits Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Companies trading on the Uganda Securities Exchange have opened the New Year with poor performance. Umeme, Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CQCIL) shares have fallen below the Initial Public Offering (IPO) price. This …

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