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NSSF bill discriminatory- PSFU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019 is discriminatory to employees in the informal sector, according to the Private Sector Foundation Uganda-PSFU. PSFU notes with the concern that the bill only provided for mandatory contributions for employees and employers in the formal sector. …

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Social protection for informal sector key – women activists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Women activists have noted that the informal sector which provides for 61% of the employment in Uganda has over the years been left unchecked by government especially in Social protection of the employees. Women activists have therefore asked the government to balance the existing …

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Extend social protection to informal sector – activists

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Women activists are calling on government to put in place reforms that are necessary for improving social protection within the informal sector. Social protection consists of policies and programs designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets, diminishing people’s exposure to risks, and …

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UGANDA: 80% of economy informal, does not pay taxes

Unlike the others that came before it, this year’s Open Minds Forum was a heated and impassioned event. Held under the theme: “Informal sector; an invisible force with visible impact,” the May 05 public forum in Kampala, organised by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), was expected to pit the business …

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Informal tax evaders

80% of economy is informal, only 20% of businesses pay taxes Unlike the others that came before it, this year’s Open Minds Forum was a heated and impassioned event. Held under the theme: “Informal sector; an invisible force with visible impact,” the May 05 public forum in Kampala, organised by …

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Unpacking Uganda’s informal sector

  COMMENT: By Andrew Rugasira Economists used to consider the informal sector a “shadow economy”, a relic from the underdeveloped past that would be replaced by formal activities and better paid jobs. Not anymore. The informal sector has in many ways superseded the formal sector and is now the face …

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