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Ramathan Ggoobi’s big plan for the economy

Can he achieve it when the economy is still grappling with COVID-19? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ramathan Ggoobi, the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Finance/ Secretary to the Treasury (PSST) is promising to design and improve on a number of policies to achieve an all-inclusive economy. …

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NBL economic forum exposes opportunities, tax risks

Minister Kasaija promises more government support to boost private sector growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of the Belgium based ABInBev, on Aug. 18 held a virtual Economic Forum to highlight the company’s contribution to  Uganda’s economy,  bringing to light the effect of the …

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Ramathan Ggoobi new PS for Finance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed new Permanent Secretaries (PSs), with Makerere economics don Ramathan Ggoobi replacing Keith Muhakanizi at Ministry of Finance. Muhakanizi has been moved to Office of the Prime Minister. Geraldine Ssali is the new PS Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, …

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Import substitution makes a comeback in Africa

As African industrialisation progresses and Covid-19 impacts on long supply chains, the notion that African economies should produce more locally is gaining traction. Liam Taylor reports. Every time a foreign dignitary visits Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CiplaQCIL), they plant a tree. Visiting presidents show up so frequently that the grassy verge …

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Behind URA’s Shs700bn shortfall

Taxman to capitalize on new revenue collection initiatives to achieve better results going ahead Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Doris Akol, the Commissioner General at the Uganda Revenue Authority and her team have recently been in the news over failure to hit the revenue target. This is happening amidst …

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