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Parliament tasks Minister Kasaija on Islamic banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has tasked Finance Minister Matia Kasaija to explain the delayed implementation of Islamic banking which is provided for in the Financial Institutions (Amendment) Act, 2016. Islamic banking operates in line with Sharia law that prohibits the charging of interest and speculation. During plenary, the …

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Parliament issues gov’t ultimatum over Islamic banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to table before the House regulations to start the implementation of Islamic banking by 21st July. Kadaga’s directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Kawempe North MP Latif …

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Customers Bank deposits now protected up to UGX 10m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has increased the deposit insurance limit from the current 3 million to 10 million shillings. This is the amount of money that is put aside to cater for misfortunes like the closure of a bank, as a guarantee that depositors can be …

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