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HEALTH: Why NSSF wants raise from 15% to 17%

➡ #NSSF Propsals on #NationalHealthInsuranceBill2019 ✳ Employers extra 1% contribution for health ✳ Employees extra 1% for health ✳ Total contributions move from 15% to 17% ✳ Money to build, stock & equip Health Centres ✳ New 1% charge on minimum wage of shs130,000 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | …

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CPJ announces legal support to defend fearless journalists

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund today announced they are partnering on a fundraising campaign to provide legal support for journalists facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism. The International Center for Journalists …

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Women entrepreneurship program plunges into funding crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry is stuck with thousands of women groups seeking funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program- UWEP. The program, in its third year of implementation continues to suffer consistent decline in budgetary allocations from Ministry of Finance, Planning and …

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EU to increase funding for electricity distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has promised to provide more funding to boost Electricity distribution in the country. The European Union Ambassadors made the pledge on Tuesday during their three-day retreat in Hoima on a fact finding mission on the major projects funded by EU. Stephanie Rivoal, …

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CID starts investigations into misuse of Akii- Bua stadium funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigation Department-CID has started investigations into the reported misuse of funds meant for the construction of Akii- Bua memorial Stadium. A team of senior police detectives from the CID – headquarters are in Lira district to investigate the alleged misuse of funds. Grace …

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DFCU injects $2.8m in agribusiness training

THIS WEEK: DFCU injects $2.8m in agribusiness training Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Organized farmers have a reason to smile. For the next five years, Dfcu and Rabobank Foundation are injecting a combined US$ 2.8million in the Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) that will see farmers attain knowledge and skills …

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Africa needs to fund Infrastructure development through its own resources

By Stephen Kafeero This call was made by AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Dr Anthony Mothae Maruping as representatives of African governments, United Nations Agencies, the African Union Commission and other strategic development partners concluded a two day meeting of the NEPAD Steering Committee in Centurion, South Africa. “Infrastructure development …

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