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URA halts withholding tax on petroleum products transporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oil marketing companies in Uganda have petitioned the Ministry of Finance to intervene in a tax dispute with Uganda Revenue Authority. Recently, URA wrote to the companies demanding that they remit 15 per cent withholding tax on all foreign transport payments incurred over the years …

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How has the fuel crisis affected transport companies?

BUSINESS FEATURE | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rising fuel prices typically force businesses in the transport and logistics industry to either raise prices for their services or suffer a financial loss. If the prices continue to increase, the trucking companies, couriers, and packaging material providers will have no option but to increase …

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Government advised to regulate fuel industry

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the trade, industries and tourism committee want the government to enact laws that will foster consumer protection within the fuel industry. While inspecting the oil reserves on Friday in Jinja City, the MPs said that there was hoarding of fuel …

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PM Nabbanja suspends Malaba weigh bridge operations

  Malaba, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has suspended the operations of the weighbridge at the Kenya Uganda Malaba border to help to reduce the pile-up of trucks at the border. The Prime Minister made an impromptu visit at the Malaba border on a fact-finding mission …

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Fuel truck catches fire in Mbale, one dead

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person died and four others were injured after a fuel truck caught fire in Mbale District. The accident occurred at mile 6 along Mbale- Tororo Road on Friday afternoon. According to eyewitnesses, a Boda Boda rider who was from Stabex Fuel Station entered …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda fuel prices hit EAC high

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda fuel prices highest in E. Africa: Experts explain why prices more likely to go up THE LAST WORD Dealing with multiple moralities: How to grapple with complex dilemmas especially when some actions …

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Govt defends petroleum distributors as fuel prices shoot up

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has defended petroleum distribution companies in Uganda against accusations that they are overcharging motorists for fuel products. The ministry says that it is still convinced that the fuel product distributors are well within acceptable margins, but that …

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