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URA seeks sh66bn additional funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is seeking an additional funding of sh66.3 billion shillings to improve its operations. The request for more funds in the coming financial year 2019/2020 was on Thursday tabled before Parliament’s Finance Committee by the URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol. The …

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Women oppose channeling UWEP Funds through districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Women’s Council has advised Ministry of Finance against channeling Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program – UWEP funds through the districts . During the Council sitting held at Bunyangabu district headquarters on Thursday, the council chairperson, Faridah Kimbowa, said that the Finance Ministry has …

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YOUTH FUNDS: Tororo Municipality struggles to recover sh121 million

Tororo Municipal Council is struggling to recover sh121 million borrowed from  Nation Youth Livelihood Funds Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Last year, at least 14 groups in Tororo Municipality benefited from the national Youth Livelihood Programme funds. However some of the leaders of the beneficiary groups have since abandoned their …

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NUSAF suspends disbursement of funds to Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Disbursement of funds under the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund- NUSAF 3 programme to Arua district has been suspended over embezzlement of more than 500 billion shillings. Last month, the police raided the NUSAF offices to search for clues into the disappearance of funds. The …

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Where are PRDP, NUSAF funds? Asks Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, has raised concerns about the usage of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) and Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) monies, which are allocated each financial year to support victims of the war in northern Uganda. Oulanyah said although …

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S.Africa president to pay back $35,000 campaign funds

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will pay back 500,000 rand ($35,000) donated to his campaign fund by a firm with links to his son after admitting he misled parliament, an official said. Ramaphosa has staked his reputation on fighting corruption after his predecessor Jacob …

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GENDER MINISTRY: There are no missing Youth and Women funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has dismissed reports of ghost groups and missing funds in the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) and the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, who also doubles as the ministry’s accounting officer, …

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Mps quiz Accountant General over unspent funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Finance Committee have demanded for a comprehensive explanation on the fate of unspent balances that are returned to the consolidated fund. In accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 all unspent balances as at 30th June are due …

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Failing access to agriculture funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite increased allocations by government, private players and the donor community towards Uganda’s agriculture financing, the sector has remained underserved. A 2017 report by the Uganda Agribusiness Alliance on agriculture financing notes that whereas several government and donor facilities have been established to provide …

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