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Corporate transparency

Experts release a guide for beneficial laws in Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corporate opacity presents a key vulnerability in the Ugandan economy,  contributing to the Shs2 trillion (US$550 million) in illicit financial flows (IFFs) lost each year, according to a joint report released by Global Financial Integrity …

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Mbarara city to restore green cover at Independence park

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council and the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) are to restore the green cover in Independence park. In 2017, traders from Mbarara Central Market were relocated to the park to pave way for the construction of a new market under the Markets …

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Minister moots for tougher bylaws on garbage disposal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Works and Transport Minister Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, is pushing for stringent bylaws against poor garbage disposal in urban councils to safeguard road infrastructure from destruction. Katumba is concerned that several roads are spoilt shortly after their construction, largely due to unbecoming social behaviour in …

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Leaving COP26 empty-handed

Mt. Elgon communities cling to tested self-help models Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Three weeks before the just ended COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Kate Airey; the British High Commissioner to Uganda visited the Mt. Elgon district of Bududa in eastern Uganda. She told her audience that she had …

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Otuke district to enroll teenage pregnant girls back at school

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Otuke district authorities have resolved that all teenage mothers report back to school after giving birth. The resolution follows a report by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), a Non-governmental organization working in the district, which shows that 1,363 teenagers got pregnant between January …

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Why Museveni is targeting Mailo

Experts say land issue might end badly, if not handled well Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since President Yoweri Museveni’s ‘attack’ on Mailo land ownership — one of the four land tenure systems under which Ugandans can own land—public debate has reached a crescendo with Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi …

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Wage bill management in local governments

Leveraging information technologies is crucial in mitigating challenges posed by new normal of COVID-19 COMMENT | PHOEBE ATUKUNDA | The Government of Uganda decentralised human resources management and development to Local Governments (LGs) under Section 126 of the Local Governments Act Cap 243. This legislation gives LGs powers to determine …

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Establishment of a Cooperative Bank critical in Uganda’s drive to middle income status

COMMENT | OSCORD MARK OTILE  |The co-operative movement comprises of over 800 million people globally, and is found in almost every country. A co-operative is an association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise. …

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Tanzania wants new EAC rules

Experts say regional body is ‘club of suspicious people’ Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania’s recent call for the evaluation of the East African Community legal instruments to reflect current times has elicited mixed reactions among regional analysts. When President Suluhu recently met top …

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