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KASAIJA: Islamic Banking an opportunity for Ugandans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has said the zero interest system in Islamic Banking should attract a good number of Ugandan entrepreneurs. According to Kasaija, Ugandans have been reluctant to borrow from banks due to the high interest rates …

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Sports betting ban

Why putting money on Kasaija not Bahati is smart Kampala, Uganda | DAVID AJUNA | On Jan.20 David Bahati, the minister of state for Finance made an announcement that has shaken the betting industry in Uganda and attracted international attention. Bahati who was speaking at an event in Rugarama, in …

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KASAIJA: Uganda’s debt remains sustainable

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has said Uganda’s debt remains sustainable with nominal debt to GDP of 41.5%. He said the debt levels are comfortably below the international sustainability threshold of 50% debt to GDP ratio –  beyond which debt starts getting unsustainable – and …

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MPs challenge Kasaija request for Sh736b domestic loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on the National Economy has rejected the approval of a Sh736b domestic loan by the government for statutory payments, including salaries and wages. Last month minister of state for finance in charge of planning, David Bahati tabled before parliament a notice …

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Bad news on revenue collection

But Finance Minister, Kasaija, says the overall FY2017/18 budget is performing well Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | There is bad news coming from Uganda Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED). The latest data on tax collections shows that URA recorded Shs 324bn as …

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