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Changes to microfinance deposit-taking institutions act approved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has adopted the proposed changes in the Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions-MDIs Act 2003. According to the proposed changes, MDIs will now offer all services offered by other banks, which has not been the case. The Minister of Information and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi communicated …

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Cabinet endorses construction of regional industrial parks

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet Ministers have endorsed the construction of an industrial park in each of the four geographical zones of Uganda that includes the Central, Eastern, Northern and Western. The decision was contained in a Friday letter signed by Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of Information …

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GOVT: Don’t panic over increase in commodity prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has urged Ugandans to stay calm, not to panic as commodity prices rise saying that the situation is only temporary. Speaking at the government media center in Kampala, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said the causes for the …

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DEAL: Government agrees to pay interns immediately

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health has rescinded it’s orders to expel all medical interns effective Monday for striking. The interns went on strike in May, 2021, following government’s failure to release funds that were meant for their allowances. Previously interns were earning between 750,000 and …

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MTN Uganda’s new journey

The telco raised Shs535.9bn in undersubscribed IPO Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The South African telecom subsidiary in Uganda, MTN, began a new journey on Dec.06, with the listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange, and the share price surging past the IPO price during the first week of trading. …

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Why journalists ignore Media Council

Threats that journalists will be criminally liable if they don’t register can’t cover up outdated policies and bad intentions Kampala, Uganda | JOSEPH WERE | It is great news that journalists have once again ignored the recent directive by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, to register …

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Uganda Baati unveils new product on the market

This comes at the time construction activities are slow due to sluggish economic growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The construction sector seems to be picking up as coronavirus slows down, with the sector-players now rolling out new products to the market. Uganda Baati Limited, the maker of building …

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CEC: Dr Chris Baryomunsi floors Maj Gen Mataayo Kyaligonza

  Tentative NRM CEC Elections results ✳ Chairperson Yoweri  Museveni – unopposed ✳ 1st Vice-Chairperson Moses Kigongo – unopposed ✳ 2nd Vice-Chairperson Rebecca Kadaga    6,776 votes Persis Namuganza   3,943 votes ✳ Vice Chairperson Western Maj Gen Mataayo -2,550 Chris Baryomunsi-5,947 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Chris Baryomunsi has been elected …

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Gov’t needs Sh1.7 Trillion to stop land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Dr Chris Baryomunsi says the government requires sh1.7 trillion to address land evictions across the country in financial year 2019/2020. He argued that if the money is injected into the Land Fund, it could eliminate …

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The Landlord and Tenant bill is biased- MPs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Landlord and Tenant Bill 2018 largely favours tenants against landlords, Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure Committee have observed. The MPs, who met the Minister of State for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, were concerned that the Bill gives tenants more opportunities …

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