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Coronavirus smokes BATU revenues

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | British American Tobacco Uganda-BATU has reported a revenue shortfall in the first six months of 2020 due to disruptions by the coronavirus pandemic. In its financial statement issued on Wednesday, BATU says its gross revenue fell by 12 percent as a result of low …

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MPs worry over new taxes on cigarettes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators on the Parliament Committee of Finance have expressed concern over proposed increase of taxes on cigarettes saying they will hit hard tobacco farmers and companies at a time everyone needs cushion to recover from coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In the 2020/21 financial, Uganda proposes …

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Number of male tobacco users declining- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO has projected that male tobacco users will decline by more than one million come 2020 and by five million by 2025. The WHO global report on trends in prevalence of tobacco use 2000-2025 third edition notes that the number of male …

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Rollout of URA digital stamps suffers setback

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed rollout of the digital stamp by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA suffered a setback because of an injunction issued by the Commercial court blocking the entire exercise-URN has learnt. URA was expected to roll out the digital stamp by the end of April targeting high …

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URA impounds contraband cigarettes worth Sh2.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has impounded contraband supermatch cigarettes worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes. The contraband cigarette was smuggled into Uganda from Kenya through Busia border over a period of six months. According to URA, although the contraband is worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes, …

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Police Cracks down shisha smokers

In continued efforts to implement the Tobacco Control Act passed in 2015, police over the weekend carried out a raid on various bars around Kampala confiscating Shisha pots and pipes. The police who arrested over 30 smokers said that mass sensitization about the law had been done but people were …

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