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Coronavirus infections to peak in May, June -Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International NGO AMREF Health Africa is warning people against unnecessary expenditure and stopping capital expenditure in addition to asset investments saying the disruption caused by the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe will take months before lives get back to normal. Dr Githinji Gitahi, …

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CSOs want list of companies exempted from taxation published

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organisations (CSOs) are asking government to publish a list of all companies that are exempted from taxes. During a press conference held on Sunday, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said the failure by Uganda Revenue …

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Shs39tn budget concerns

CSOs want government to control debt, increase budget for key social sectors Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Civil society organisations under their umbrella body, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have listed a number of concerns that they would like the government to pay attention to as it debates …

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Civil Society group wants clear spending of Petroleum Fund cash

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | As government and oil companies continue to negotiate on oil deals ahead of production, civil society organisations under their umbrella group, Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have come out to advise on how oil revenues should be used. At a meeting in Kampala held last …

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KASAIJA: We are stuck with 300 newly created sub-counties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is stuck with newly created administrative units across the country. “Government is currently stuck with about 300 newly created sub-counties and 200 Town Councils over lack of money to fund their operations,” Finance Minister Matia Kasaija revealed recently. He made the remarks during …

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BOU Governor Mutebile decries low private sector credit uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Governor Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile has said Uganda’s private sector credit remains low at 12% of country’s Gross Domestic Product, an issue that has led to slow business growth. Private sector credit challenges According to Mutebile, in most cases it’s only large corporate …

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Gov’t urged to promote good governance in NDP III

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activists participating in drafting the third phase of the National Development Plan want the plan to promote good governance for socio-economic transformation of the country. The plan replaces the Poverty Eradication Action Plan (PEAP) which ended in 2010 to guide the country’s development programmes in …

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Why Bududa budgeted sh100 only for disaster response

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred shillings sounds too small an amount but it is the amount Bududa district has in its budget for disaster preparedness. The disaster-prone district says it needs about twenty-four billion shillings but it cannot raise it locally. Bududa District Secretary For Social Services, …

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