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Further borrowing will constrain development efforts: BOU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego has told parliament that the country’s public debt has now hit 80 trillion Shillings. He says that Uganda’s debt servicing in the current financial year 2022/2023, is at a ratio of tax revenue estimated at …

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Kenyan president Ruto vows to cut borrowing

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday pledged to contain large domestic and foreign borrowing by the government within three years to help spur economic growth. Ruto who officially opened the 13th Parliament said the very large government borrowing requirement has undermined the business sector’s contribution to …

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Banking industry to develop long term export credit facility

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan borrowing public will continue enduring a high cost of credit for as long as the current inflation and foreign exchange rates continue skyrocketing, according to the Bank of Uganda. This is in response to calls by the private sector, especially the manufacturers, that …

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KACITA calls for reduction of central bank rate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Trader’s Association-KACITA has called for the reduction of the Central Bank Rate-CBR, saying it has made borrowing from commercial banks very expensive. CBR is the rate that is used by the Central bank to implement or signal its monetary policy stance. It is …

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Delay in SGR project good for Uganda, says economist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda acted prudently by going slow on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project which meant delays in borrowing at least USD 2.3 billion or more than Shillings 8trillion, according to experts. This is the estimated cost for only the Malaba-Kampala stretch, but the whole project connecting …

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Finance ministry to restrain supplementary budgets next financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has warned ministries and government departments against relying on supplementary budgeting in the next financial year, saying it will not be easy for them. Minister Matia Kasaija told the National Budget Conference, that supplementary requests are making …

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COMMENT: Uganda’s big dreams, small purse

Why is country mortgaging her future by relying on external borrowing rather than tax revenue? COMMENT | MUSA MAYANJA LWANGA & FLORENCE NAKAZI | In the recent past, owing to Uganda’s many development needs including large infrastructure projects and expanding public administration costs, government expenditure has significantly exceeded revenue collection. This has …

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