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CSOs ask MPs to reject new taxes on mobile money, social media

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed introduction of new taxes on mobile money transactions and social media has met stiff rejection from civil society activists. Government has proposed to introduce a 10 percent final withholding tax on commissions by telecommunication companies to mobile money and airtime agents and Shillings …

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MPs, CSOs want government to invest in disaster preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation has challenged government to increase the budgetary allocation towards disaster response and management programs as a way of protecting Ugandans against floods. Addressing a press conference at Parliament Monday 26, March 2018, organized by Civil Society …

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CSOs ask Uganda parliament to reject supplementary budgets

  CSBAG: Budget indiscipline killing Uganda’s economy Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil society Budget advocacy Group (CSBAG) has asked parliament to reject “unnecessary supplementary budget” requests by government extended to The House for approval. In a statement released on March 2, CSBAG said it wants the Public …

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CSOs criticize move to export health workers

By Flavia Nassaka Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have criticized the move by government through the ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health to export highly qualified health workers including psychiatrists, ophthalmologists and neurologists to a Caribbean country, Trinidad and Tobago. While speaking to journalists on Feb.05, Denis Odue, a …

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CSOs cautions EALA on trade treaties

By Joan Akello Civil society has petitioned the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to   include the interests of the region while signing agreements at parliament. The group led by Southern and East African Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) presented two petitions, East African Community –US Trade and Investment Partnership …

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