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The bailout question

COMMENT: David Chandi Jamwa Bailout – How to get it done and done right without using taxpayers money For the past three months or so I have been seeing myriad opinions, sentiments, emotions, rebuttals, re-rebuttals, postulations, reverse-postulations, forwardings, withdrawals, denials, and in several cases outright rubbish, flying around the Ugandan …

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Uganda’s financial inclusion success

Uganda is one of the top performers in financial inclusion, according to the US-based Brookings Finance and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP). Uganda was ranked 5th among the 26 countries surveyed with the success being attributed to a strong level of mobile money adoption and the amendment of the Financial Institutions …

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Critiquing Bank of Uganda at 50

What anniversary year  says about the state of the monetary policy signal COMMENT: Geoffrey A Onegi-Obel   The Bank of Uganda on August 2 and 3 capped a series of celebratory Golden Jubilee activities with the annual Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture and an Anniversary Day with President Yoweri Museveni as the …

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Uganda’s much-discussed bailout

On March 31 2016, the total value of all loans in Uganda’s commercial banking industry was Shs21.7 trillion of which Shs528 billion were non-performing loans (or “bad loans”) i.e. 2.64% of the total. Under the effective oversight of Bank of Uganda, especially its director for supervision; Justine Bagyenda (known in …

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Getting more from the 2016/17 budget

Is Museveni serious this time? The government is planning to increase public spending in the next financial year but some experts say it is punching above its weight. This could be true since the country is getting low returns on its large infrastructure projects. Since winning his fifth five-year term, …

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