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KCCA speakers make big gains in new law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has amended the Kampala Capital City Authority Act 2010 to allow the responsible minister to determine emoluments payable to the authority speaker and deputy speaker as well as their urban division counterparts. In an uncontested amendment, MPs empowered the Kampala Capital Authority Minister to, in …

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EU, private sector slam low funding for tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has joined the Ugandan tourism sector and the civil society to demand increased government funding for the sector. The tourism sector is Uganda’s top foreign exchange earner, valued at US$ 1.6 billion in 2019/2020, while the number of foreign visitors was about …

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Buganda Kingdom approves UGX 157.8Bn budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom’s Lukiiko has approved a budget totaling 157.84 billion Shillings to support different activities of the monarchy in the coming financial year 2022/2023. The budget was approved following its presentation by the Kingdom Minister of Finance, Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa. The new budget under the …

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CSBAG urges govt on 2022/23 budget

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group has commended the government for putting together a pro-people 2022/23 budget, but has outlined areas that it wants prioritised so as to achieve tangible results. Speaking at a post-budget event held in Kampala on June 23, Julius Mukunda, …

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Lacor hospital protests primary health care budget cut

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | St. Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu is protesting the more than 50 percent reduction of its primary health care budget. The hospital director, Dr. Martin Ogwang, says that they have been receiving Shillings 600million under primary health care, which accounts for 5 percent of the …

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‘Safeguard Uganda’s properties & trade interests in Kenya’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Budget has asked Uganda’s High Commission in Kenya to maintain government properties in good shape so that they can generate sufficient revenue to finance the national budget. In a meeting with High Commission officials in Nairobi led by Head of Mission, Ambassador …

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EALA: Legislators warn secretariat in clash over budget

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community Secretariat and the EAC legislative assembly EALA are seeking for solutions to the misunderstandings between them that currently seek to disrupt the newly passed budget. After the passing of the budget, the parliamentarians expressed concern that their decisions are disregarded …

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Tanzania bans donkey slaughter to stop risk of extinction

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT |  Tanzania has declared a ban on donkey slaughter for the skin trade. During the budget speech to Parliament, Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Mashimba Mashauri Ndaki noted that Tanzania’s current donkey population is estimated at 650,000 but recognised the risk of donkeys becoming extinct. He advised …

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