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Security intercepts suspected narcotics packaged as coffee samples

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security has intercepted suspected narcotics disguised as coffee for export at Entebbe International Airport, according to Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA. The UCAA spokesperson Vianney Luggya, said that the suspicious cargo was disguised as coffee samples in branded packets of African Premium Coffee for export. It was …

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MPs warn President not to reverse their decision on coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliamentarians have warned President Yoweri Museveni against entertaining any thoughts of a U-turn against the resolution of the House that endorsed the termination of the agreement between the Government and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited – UVCCL. The Committee led by Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama, also …

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Speaker warns against planned demo during coffee debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has warned legislators against staging protests ahead of the debate on the controversial coffee agreement. According to Among, she will not hesitate to stop the debate should any legislator demonstrate during the discussion of the report prepared by …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: What next as Vinci coffee deal cools?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY What next as Vinci coffee deal cools?: Museveni defends, Buganda reacts THE LAST WORD On America’s sense of self: How self-righteousness is far more dangerous than self-interest and leads to human disaster ANALYSIS …

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No funds for coffee seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government will not provide funds for coffee and tea seedlings in the next financial year. According to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, this has been triggered by the revenue short falls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the …

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SPEAKER: We are not suffocating coffee agreement report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has cautioned legislators against making reckless statements in regard to a committee report on the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. While delivering her communication during the plenary on Tuesday, Among assured …

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