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Court pushes determination of Vinci Coffee case to December

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has fixed December 15th 2022 to decide on the legality of the agreement signed between the government and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited to manage the production, export and setting of coffee prices in the country. Civil Division Judge Emmanuel …

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Attorney General defends gov’t decision on coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka has asked High Court to dismiss with costs an application by two lawyers challenging the controversial coffee deal between the government of Uganda and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. Henry Byansi and Micheal Aboneka petitioned the High Court in April 2022 …

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Vinci Coffee: Lawyers file additional evidence to quash agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two lawyers who petitioned the High Court seeking to quash an agreement between the government and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited have filed additional evidence to support their case. In April, Henry Byansi and Michael Aboneka challenged the agreement signed by Ramathan Ggoobi, the Secretary …

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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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UCDA supports gov’t deal with Vinci company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has thrown its weight behind the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. While appearing before the Trade Committee of Parliament that is probing the agreement on Tuesday, the UCDA Executive Director, Emmanuel Iyamulemye …

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Coffee deal probe: Italian investor snubs parliament’s trade committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board chairperson of Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited, Enrica Pinetti snubbed Parliament’s Trade Committee which had invited her to explain an agreement signed with government to process coffee. The company was instead on Monday represented before the committee by the company secretary, Moses Matovu, …

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Bugisu Cooperative Union sues gov’t over Uganda Vinci Coffee concession

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu Cooperative Union-BCU has unveiled plans to sue the government over the controversial multi-billion coffee concession with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. This comes almost two weeks after the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija signed an agreement granting Uganda Vinci Coffee …

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