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Balancing debt repayment with saving for the future

COMMENT | CLEVER NICHOLAS | In today’s fast-paced world, striking a balance between debt repayment and saving for the future is crucial for achieving financial stability and long-term success. Managing debt effectively while simultaneously building a savings cushion can provide individuals with a solid foundation for their financial well-being. This article …

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Govt considers suspending international subscriptions due to debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is considering the suspension of its subscription to some international organizations due to a growing debt burden, which has reached 49 billion shillings. Vincent Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, says that Uganda has defaulted on several financial …

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Government, Ugandans warned against borrowing to ‘Impress People’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda and individuals at family levels have been cautioned against borrowing for the sake of impressing others. The cautionary call has been sounded by seasoned Makerere University Professor of Economics, Augustus Nuwagaba amidst concern about the increasing public debate. “It is …

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National Debt: Uganda’s 30 foreign lenders

NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s debt stock has witnessed a significant surge over the past decade, primarily driven by the government’s intensified investment in infrastructure projects. This trend gained further momentum in the fiscal year 2020/2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The total national debt, (domestic and external) increased …

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