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Lukwago wants property rate tax reduced

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago wants property rate tax reduced to cater for low income earners. According to the Local Government Act, local governments can charge a percentage not exceeding 12 percent of the taxable value of the property and a minimum of …

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President Kagame in Uganda, to celebrate Muhoozi birthday

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rwanda President Kagame has arrived in Uganda for the first time since a dispute that resulted in the closure of the border in Uganda. He soon after arrival held bilateral talks with President Yoweri Museveni on regional peace, stability and cooperation. Rwanda abruptly closed the border in February 2019 after …

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KCCA to revive open bidding for city cleaning contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has proposed that a service provider contracted to clean the city shall be awarded a 12-month contract which is renewable only once upon satisfactory performance. For close to ten years, cleaning services in Kampala have been provided by divisional Savings …

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RCCs will not wait for KCCA Ordinance to register Boda Bodas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Resident City Commissioners (RCCs) in Kampala have decided that they will not wait for Kampala Capital City Authority-(KCCA) to draft an ordinance to regulate the Boda Boda Industry to kick-start registration of riders. RCCs, who are also the Chairpersons of Division Security Committees, say …

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Air pollution is getting worse

  See how bad Kampala air is compared to other cities around the world in new report Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Air pollution is now considered to be the world’s largest environmental health threat, accounting for seven million deaths around the world every year. Air pollution causes and …

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Committee resolves to pay KCCA casual workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A special committee established to audit operations of casual workers in Kampala has resolved to pay city cleaners who continued to work after the expiry of their contracts. More than 3,000 cleaners from the five divisions worked under SACCOS contracted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA …

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Street vendors petition court over eviction from Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Street vendors in Kampala have sued the government and Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for evicting them from the streets. On 23rd December 2021, the then Resident City Commissioner-RCC Hud Hussein directed vendors to peacefully vacate the streets and take up space in city markets before …

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Boda Boda riders in Kampala ready to negotiate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s plan to reduce Boda Bodas operating in the Central Business District in Kampala has prompted riders to organize themselves in order to retain their work spaces. In July 2020, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA published a list of 579 stages that Cabinet had approved …

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