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Trade Minister explains difference between malls and arcades

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ever since the presidential order on lifting the lockdown of businesses operating in malls while keeping those in arcades shut, there has been a sustained debate on both main stream and social media platforms of the difference between the two. People have used nature …

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UNDP, Jumia partner to link market vendors with consumers online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new e-commerce platform has been launched to boost online trading in markers amid restrictions on movement and social distancing guidelines instituted as part of the measures to curtail transmission of coronavirus disease. The platform, a brainchild of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) …

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Trade Minister clarifies on businesses allowed to reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has come out to clarify on some of the presidential directives issued. Addressing the nation on Tuesday, President Museveni allowed food markets, wholesale, hardware shops, metal works, woodworks, warehouses, insurance providers, 30 lawyers to be …

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Arcades, shops not in markets can stay open – Trade Minister

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trade Minister, Amelia Kyambadde has said shops, arcades, supermarkets, boutiques, and salons are expected to remain open with people able to walk in and order whatever goods they want. This comes after a misconception that these were also among those ordered to cease operations …

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UGX 18 billion Nimule one stop border post opened

Nimule, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Nimule international cross border town has been opened to boost efficient trade between Uganda and South Sudan. The US$ 5 million, approximately 18.3 million Uganda Shillings’ facility was on Thursday handed over to the Government of South Sudan by …

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Lato milk row; Museveni opposes vengeance against Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  President Yoweri Museveni has opposed plans by some of his officials to reiterate against Kenya for confiscating Lato Milk, a Ugandan brand, produced by Mbarara-based Pearl Dairies Limited.   His position comes at the height of a trade war between the two countries, following the confiscation …

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Traders to March in protest of URA rules

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kampala traders will on Tuesday march in protest of import rules by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA which they say has made it impossible for them to do business. The march, according to Kampala City Traders’ Association (Kacita) executive director Everest Kayondo, will involve clearing agents, …

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Gov’t to meet cost of digital tax stamps for one year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government has agreed in principle to foot the bill for the installation of digital tax stamps equipment and the stamps themselves for manufacturers for at least one year. Uganda Revenue Authority had set November 1 as the deadline for companies to install the …

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