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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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Gov’t to reconsider ottal ban on plastics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Manufacturers of plastics and polythene bags are concerned over Government’s move to re-introduce a total ban on plastics and polythene bags even after a law on environment was passed.  President Museveni in March assented to the National Environment bill into law which among other things …

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Tension as UNBS, police impound sachet waragi in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business grounded to a halt at Arua Park yesterday morning when Uganda National Bureau of Standards–UNBS officials raided People’s Plaza and Kati-Kati Plaza and impounded several cartons of sachet alcohol. The UNBS team was accompanied by Uganda Revenue Authority –URA officials and officers from …

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Trade Minister provides list of certified energy drinks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has provided a list of certified energy drinks and their contents to parliament. Energy drinks are soft drinks containing high percentage of sugar, caffeine, or another stimulant, typically consumed during or after sporting activity or …

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Government sued for banning sugarcane exportation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three concerned citizens have dragged government to the Constitutional Court challenging the directive banning the exportation of Sugarcane to the neighboring Kenya and Tanzania. They are: Francis Muganga, Ramadhan Kakaire and Kataba Ali. In June, the Minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde told …

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Trade Ministry needs UGX 5bn for Dubai Expo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has said that the ministry requires 5 billion Shillings to participate in the six months world expo scheduled to take place in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates-UAE. In her statement to parliament on Wednesday, …

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UNBS confiscates sachet liquor filling machines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Bureau of Standards yesterday closed 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to at least 37 alcohol-manufacturing companies. “As a measure to enforce the government ban on alcohol sold in sachets, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has closed over 167 sachet-filling machines belonging to …

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Busoga farmers to export sugarcane to Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sugarcane farmers under Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association have entered a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU with the Busia based West Kenya Sugar Company limited–Olepito unit to buy their cane. Issa Budhugo, the chairperson of Busoga Sugarcane Out Growers Association and Timothy Mugote of M/s Okoth …

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