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Govts debt management strategy draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Finance has unveiled a new Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDS), aimed at ensuring value for money from the loans that are being borrowed for the next financial year.  The plan specifies how the government plans to structure its debt portfolio in the …

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Private sector, CSOs hail gov’t for tax relief, recapitalizing of UDB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Private Sector Foundation and Civil Society Organisations have welcomed the budget saying it reflects Uganda’s current situation and looks at reviving vital sectors. On Thursday, the Minister for Finance Matia Kasaija passed 45 trillion shillings budget for the 2020/2012 financial year. Dr Elly …

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Activists call for health tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attending a virtual meeting on health financing on Monday highlighted the need for having a separate tax to finance health emergencies without straining the health system. They said though the government has over the years put up taxes …

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Coronavirus infections to peak in May, June -Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International NGO AMREF Health Africa is warning people against unnecessary expenditure and stopping capital expenditure in addition to asset investments saying the disruption caused by the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe will take months before lives get back to normal. Dr Githinji Gitahi, …

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CSO’s demand recovery of tax refunds issued in error

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have asked the government to put in place a robust tax arrears refund system to guard against monies paid out to businesses in error by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). This call comes after the Auditor General noted anomalies in the refund …

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CSOs want list of companies exempted from taxation published

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organisations (CSOs) are asking government to publish a list of all companies that are exempted from taxes. During a press conference held on Sunday, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said the failure by Uganda Revenue …

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