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Smaller companies urged to use affordable accountants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) has advised smaller companies that cannot afford to hire expensive audit firms to prepare their accounts to make use of the cheaper auditors that the institute has certified. Stephen Ineget, the chairman of the Financial Reporting …

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Gov’t needs UGX 235bn to roll out indoor residual spraying-EPRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires about 235 billion shillings to roll out indoor residual spraying as a way of tackling the current upsurge of malaria across the country. This is according to a new survey conducted by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC). Sharing the results …

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Buganda premier decries low agricultural insurance uptake

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister, Charles Peter Mayiga has decried that fact that few Ugandans are insuring their crops and livestock against weather-related hazards. Mayiga’s concern is that the government-subsidized weather index agricultural insurance premiums by 50 per cent but just a handful of farmers have …

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TOBACCO: Study recommends 70 percent tax to discourage smokers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More taxes imposed on tobacco products could reduce smoking in Uganda. That is the suggestion presented in the latest study by the Kampala-based think tank, the Economic Policy Research Centre-EPRC. The study led by Dr Ibrahim Kasirye, a Principal Research Fellow at the Economic Policy …

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What future for UDB?

Experts debate fate of finance-starved long-term funder UDB Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | “Should the Uganda Development Bank (UDB) seek capital from the government only? How should it work around Uganda’s short-term investment culture? Should it operate like a private sector bank or continue as the government’s band-aid effort …

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