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Private sector lending up

But who is benefiting? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Latest statistics from Bank of Uganda shows that private sector lending has gone up. But, a section of the private sector mainly traders, manufacturers, economic experts are saying that they are yet to benefit. Issa Sekitto, for instance, an importer …

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THIS WEEK: Ex Minister Byandala has a case to answer

THIS WEEK: Ex Minister Byandala has a case to answer Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former works minister Ibrahim Byandala has been for a year battling cases to do with embezzlement at the anti-corruption court in Kampala. On Oct.02, the Inspectorate of Government’s Director of Legal Affairs Sarah Birungi …

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ARTS: Painting metaphors of life

Sudanese artist shows off transparent canvases at AKA gallery |Dominic Muwanguzi| Ahmed Abushariaa defines his paintings as a figurative interpretation of his Arabic background in Sudan and a metaphor of the everyday things and events that surround him. For metaphorical representation, Abushariaa paints abstract images of Arabic landscapes that include …

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LAND PROBE: How govt land is stolen

LAND PROBE: How govt land is stolen |  After a technical break, the seven-member Land Inquiry 2017 Commission headed by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemereire handled two big cases from July 24 –28. Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | In the two cases, one main issue emerged: forceful evictions of the …

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Uganda’s 2017/ 18 budget

Business leaders want economic reforms to boost the economy Planned government borrowing and increased taxes to fund the Shs29 trillion budget for financial year 2017/2018 have left investors and business leaders worried about the coming year, ahead of the budget announcement next week, an informal survey by The Independent has …

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