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MPs task gov’t on comprehensive plan on industrialisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have tasked government to come up with a comprehensive plan on industrialisation for the country. The followed presentatation of a ministerial policy statement by the Minister of State for Trade, David Bahati, on the commemoration of the Africa industrialisation Day and other matters …

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MPs reject UGX108Bn additional funding to Atiak sugar factory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee has rejected a consideration of a supplementary budget request worth 108 billion shillings as additional funding to Atiak sugar factory in Amuru district. The MPs say government has heavily invested in the company and yet the shares remain stagnant. They say that until …

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Gov’t pledges support to cotton and vanilla farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is implementing a training programme through the Ministry of Agriculture to empower farmers with skills on production and marketing procedures of agricultural products that face price fluctuations. According to the State Minister for Industry, David Bahati, government  will facilitate farmers to join cooperatives so …

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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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