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Finance, trade ministries conflict over UGX 200Bn MSME relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government ministries are yet to agree on how to manage the Shillings 200 billion relief package that President Yoweri Museveni announced for micro, small and medium enterprises while announcing the second COVID-19 induced lockdown. More than a month later, the money is yet to be …

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Gov’t to pay Bunyoro tobacco farmers

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said that compensation of the more than 1,000 tobacco farmers in Bunyoro sub-region who had been denied payment since 2017 by private companies is expected to start in two weeks. The Minister of State for Industry, David Bahati, blamed the delay in payments to …

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Bill on motor vehicle licences rejected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, seeking to introduce a license fee for motor vehicle owners payable annually has been rejected by Parliament. The Bill which was presented to Parliament in April by the government failed to meet favour with the Committee on …

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House approves taxes on rental premises, fish maw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday approved several new tax measures including an 8 percent levy on fish maw exports, 5 percent levy and 10 percent levy on processed gold and unprocessed minerals respectively. The House also approved a proposal for landlords to file separate returns from each rental …

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Parliament rejects tax on wheat, maize brand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry. The tax proposal was rejected after the …

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Parliament passes 12% tax on internet data

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed a 12% tax on internet data.  The tax measure is contained in the Excise duty amendment bill 2021 that among other things has introduced a 100 shillings’ tax on every liter of fuel. The new tax proposals also repealed the daily 200 …

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