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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Corruption at the World Bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Corruption at the World Bank: But if it can’t rank business friendly countries, who can? THE LAST WORD Museveni’s Covid paranoia: Why Uganda and other African countries have consistently taken extreme and inappropriate …

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NSSF may lower interest to savers as benchmark inflation falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund is likely to give a lower interest to savers for the year 2020/21, than what was paid out last year, according to the economic conditions prevailing. The decision to raise, lower or maintain the interest rate largely depends on two factors, …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda’s shadow state

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda’s Shadow State: Revealing the networks of people with power THE LAST WORD Is Uganda’s economy failing?: Why Ugandan pundits are mistaken in their understanding of why some foreign firms have quit our …

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SME body speaks out on government’s budget plan, COVID-19 and economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | John Walugembe, the executive director of Federation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Uganda has urged the government to practically implement its proposed economic recovery programme in a bid to improve peoples’ livelihoods. Walugembe speaks for the umbrella/business association that brings together over 112,000 micro, small …

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Go slow on IMF financing, gov’t tells civil society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent allocation of special drawing rights by the International Monetary Fund to its members has triggered fears of misuse, since the resource had been described as free, and not a loan. Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to …

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MPs endorse tax on passengers flying out of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has adopted a raft of recommendations to revive the economy currently battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, key among is implementation of a Tourism Development Levy. “The Committee proposes a levy of $10 to be charged on each ticket for every person who departs from Uganda …

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Africell to exit Ugandan market after 7 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stiff competition and high indebtedness have forced Uganda’s third largest telecom service company by subscriber base, Africell, to quit the country. The company say its services will stop on October 7, this year, according to a letter circulated to its employees, who will continue to …

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