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Create database of vulnerable Ugandans, economists tell gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the government grapples with defining the cluster of vulnerable Ugandans who deserve COVID-19 relief in the ongoing second lockdown, economists say it is vital that the government creates a database that can be used for such interventions in future. Such a database would be …

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Competition, political interests killing EAC integration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The faltering of the East African member states is an indicator that leaders have to launch a new and comprehensive consultation for solutions that will make it work.  The observation was made by professional bodies, economic analysts and government officials in the wake of trade …

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Govts debt management strategy draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Finance has unveiled a new Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS), aimed at ensuring value for money from the loans that are being borrowed for the next financial year.  The plan specifies how the government plans to structure its debt portfolio in the …

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Businesses to get relief on loans – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  In a thin relief to businesses during the shutdown due to coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni announced Monday evening that his government would talk to banks to ensure that they don’t seize properties of defaulters during the 14-day period. Museveni who announced the ban of private …

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Will Uganda’s bank for cooperatives be a reality?

Cooperative banks worldwide were financed by cooperatives societies  Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | For some time now, Uganda’s cooperatives societies have expressed the need to re-establish the Cooperative Bank as their main source of capital for production, processing, diversification and value addition. Whereas they seem to have made a …

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