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Uganda’s Economy: No celebrations yet

Can government respond to private sector needs amidst pressures related to COVID-19? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | KK Foods, exporters of fresh foods and vegetables, enjoyed market opportunities in Europe, US and Canada   until Covid-19 restrictions struck in March last year. Export volumes dropped from 63 tonnes to 40 …

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Uganda’s proposed Shs45.6bn budget concerns

Budget analysts suggests that government focuses on domestic revenue mobilisation and external borrowing to boost economy in FY2021/2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic, economy, donor support, government spending are the main factors that will determine the design, implementation and success of the new budget for FY2021/22, according …

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Lubowa Hospital controversy

How bad can investing in a specialised hospital be? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | “Bring them in. Give them free land. Offer them Tax exemptions. Guarantee their financing. Don’t bother them with minimum wage. Then allow them to take their profits back home.” That is how one unhappy commentator …

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BUSINESS: Economy to rebound?

Business captains punch holes in Bank of Uganda projections Uganda’s economy is expected to pick up steam this year, boosted by public infrastructure spending and easing of the monetary policy to stimulate economic growth. At least that is the view of Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile. Mutebile spewed his …

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