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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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Ministry of finance says no more tax discretionary reliefs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government will no longer give what it is calling discretionary tax relief measures to sectors or enterprises in a financial crisis as has been the case, like under the current Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement comes as entrepreneurs continue to call on the government to …

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Zambian leader shows determination to fix economy

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Newly-elected Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema has vowed to fix the economy with the appointment of a new finance minister, the only minister appointed so far. The Zambian leader on Aug. 27 appointed Situmbeko Musokotwane as the country’s new finance minister, with a call for him to …

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Shoprite exit: Can foreign retailers survive in Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The confirmation on Monday by the South African based retailer Shoprite, that it was quitting Uganda and Madagascar, raises more questions about the ability of Uganda’s economy to sustain a global investor. The management of the Johannesburg listed retailer, said it was refocusing its resources …

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Ggoobi assumes PS Office in Finance Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Ramathan Ggoobi, the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development who also doubles as the Secretary to the Treasury has officially assumed office almost a month after his appointment. Patrick Ocailap, the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury who has been …

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