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COVID-19: Manufacturers seeking more support

Government urged to offer rebates on taxation, wages, savings, and electricity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Manufacturers under their umbrella body, Uganda Manufacturers Association are in the early stages of engaging the government on a possible extension of the COVID-19 support that they were given for six months starting …

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Arcades flouting Covid-19 directives named

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Joint Security Taskforce on Covid-19 has today named 25 shopping complexes in Kampala that are not following the directives issued by the government to limit the spread of coronavirus.   Police Spokesman Fred Enanga named the culprits that now face sanctioning as Nansamba Arcade, …

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Uganda’s tea exports earnings rebound

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s tea earnings have rebounded from a slight slump in March which was occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown that saw the Mombasa tea auction house temporarily shut. According to official government figures, tea sellers earned more money in April, May, and June 2020, an …

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Mail-in voting or not? That’s the question before U.S. elections

Washington, US | XINHUA | As the coronavirus continues to throw a wrench into Americans’ everyday lives, it has perhaps predictably impacted the process in which Americans choose the president. Many Americans do not feel safe voting in person, standing in sometimes hours-long lines with complete strangers who could potentially …

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Toyota Uganda canceled vehicle deliveries for April and May

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Motor vehicle dealer Toyota Uganda cancelled all its vehicles and spare parts deliveries to Uganda in April and May due to coronavirus disruptions. Baisama Awori, the General Manager of leasing and rental division at the Namanve-based dealership said some of their vehicles were to …

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