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Kasaija’s tax burden

  How to raise money from ideas that failed Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Finally its May, the month in which parliament as the Committee of Supply debates and passes the 2021/22 national budget. Unlike in recent years, the focus of debate has shifted from sector allocation to another …

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Uganda’s debt burden

 To borrow or not to borrow for infrastructure? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Julius Kapwepwe, the director of programmes at Uganda Debt Network, a debt monitoring NGO, Uganda’s national says, to control the country’s spiraling debt, the Ministry of Finance officials must ask themselves some questions every time they …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Matia Kasaija’s tax burden

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Kasaija’s tax burden: How to raise money from ideas that failed THE LAST WORD Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results ANALYSIS Saving …

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EAC governments need budgets of survival and recovery

2021 EAC congress of accountants exposes economic integration opportunities Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda on April 14-16, hosted the third East African Congress of Accountants to deliberate about economic integration issues. The congress that attracted about 1,000 participants both online and physical, was held at a time Ugandan …

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BUDGET: Finance Minister tables 12 new tax proposals

1️⃣ The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 2️⃣ The Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021 3️⃣ Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021 4️⃣ Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021 5️⃣ The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 6️⃣ External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 7️⃣ Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 8️⃣ Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 9️⃣ Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill, …

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Behind DGF’s suspension

How the space of the civil societies has been shrinking Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | On Feb, 03 the country woke up to the news that had President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni ordered the Ministry of Finance to suspend all activities of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) for financing subversive …

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Uganda’s proposed Shs45.6bn budget concerns

Budget analysts suggests that government focuses on domestic revenue mobilisation and external borrowing to boost economy in FY2021/2022 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Coronavirus pandemic, economy, donor support, government spending are the main factors that will determine the design, implementation and success of the new budget for FY2021/22, according …

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Every MP to get Sh300 million to buy a car

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A pleasant welcome awaits the freshly elected and re-elected members of Uganda’s parliament – all 520 of them. The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is hunting for sh165bn to avail Parliament a budget for MPs motor vehicle allowances in the 11th Parliament. Divided by about 520 …

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2020 Economy: Year of Covid-19

How coronavirus turned Uganda’s economy upside down Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | 2020 has been a bad year for the economy. Growth opportunities have been hampered by the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown measures which led to closure of businesses and general decline in demand for goods. Jobs …

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