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Government rallies banks to help increase tax revenues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is rallying commercial banks and other financial institutions to help it increase tax revenues by ensuring more people are taxed. As the presentation of the 2022/23 national budget draws closer, the Uganda Revenue Authority figures show an uphill task if the agency is to …

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Banks yet to receive Sh200Billion Small Enterprises Rescue Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks and microfinance institutions are yet to to officially hear about the 200 billion shillings for lending out money meant to rescue Ugandan small enterprises that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic which was commissioned early last week. A check at two government-owned financial …

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CSOs bothered by banks move to opt out of oil pipeline financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society actors have challenged the government to take with serious concern, decisions by some international banks not to finance the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP. At least six international banks have backtracked on their financing plans for a USD 3.5 billion project, which will include …

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Ugandan banks not yet out of the woods

The real impact of COVID-19 pandemic on banks will be seen in the second or third quarter of next year Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Ugandan commercial banks may believe that they are headed for recovery amid the novel coronavirus pandemic but the headwinds are still big, said Tumubweine …

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Bankers reveal where they will put money after COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The banking sector is advising investors and other private sector borrowers to re-think their investments and investment plans because the attractiveness of investments to credit has been highly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.       The pandemic scared lending institutions away from the private …

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