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More than half of small businesses may close -KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has expressed fear that as many as 54% of the small scale businesses that operated in Kampala and surrounding areas may close due to the impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Hope Katwiine, the vice-chairperson of KACITA, an umbrella …

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KACITA mobilises arcade operators to reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA has mobilized traders in arcades to reopen their shops on Tuesday in protest against continued closure by government. “All traders operating your business in arcades come and open your shops tomorrow on 14th July 2020 as we follow directives of …

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Traders seek more funding to recover from lockdown effects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala based traders have asked the government to make more money accessible to small scale traders through the Uganda Microfinance support centre. Issa Ssekitto, the spokesperson of Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA, an umbrella for the business community, says that businesses need a stimulus to …

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Give landlords tax incentives to waive rent – KACITA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has asked government to waive income tax obligation from rent for the three months of lockdown to help the landlords also reduce pressure on the tenants. KACITA was today appearing before the National Economy committee of Parliament which …

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URA locks horns with traders over paying taxes at port of entry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A meeting between Uganda Revenue Authority-URA and traders in Kampala on Tuesday ended without a common resolution as traders accused URA officials of coming up with directives without consulting them. The meeting, which took place at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala was organized by …

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Parliament defers debate on landlord-tenant bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has deferred debate on the Landlord and Tenant Bill following controversy on a provision that requires that all rent obligations be recorded and settled in Uganda Shillings. The clause had been supported by Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko who observed a need to …

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KACITA proposes tribunal for landlord- tenant disputes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) has asked the parliamentary committee on Physical Infrastructure to include the creation of an independent landlord-tenant tribunal in the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2013. This was one of the proposals KACITA Chairman Everest Kayondo presented to the committee on the …

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