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Military Police to take over rooftops of arcades in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Military police commanded by Col Keith Katungi is taking over rooftops of major arcades across Kampala as part of the polling day security deployment plan. Col Katungi and Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero informed traders about the deployment plan in a meeting held at …

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2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

A big opportunity for Uganda, African economies Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Tourism players from across Africa gathered at Speke Resort Munyonyo located approximately 20 kilometers southeast of Kampala City starting Feb.4-6 to discuss the industry’s future prospects. This was the 5th Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) organized …

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The Murchison Falls giveaway

Do a thorough due-diligence on Bonang Power, government told Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Fifteen civil society organizations (CSOs) have asked the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to share details with Ugandans that show South African energy firm, Bonang Power and Energy Pty Ltd, is technically capable and financially sound …

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URA’s silver bullet

How addition of Single Customs Territory is changing cross-border business Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Imagine you are a trader in Uganda importing goods requiring 500 trucks. Under what has until now been the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) system, each truck would require its own customs clearance entry costing …

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Uganda’s 2017/ 18 budget

Business leaders want economic reforms to boost the economy Planned government borrowing and increased taxes to fund the Shs29 trillion budget for financial year 2017/2018 have left investors and business leaders worried about the coming year, ahead of the budget announcement next week, an informal survey by The Independent has …

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ANALYSIS: School fees crunch

The tricks schools use to raise fees As schools across the country opened for the first term of 2017 a few weeks ago, the anger among parents over hiked school fees appears to have hit boiling point. The media was awash with circulars of various schools, especially government schools which …

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BUSINESS: Economy to rebound?

Business captains punch holes in Bank of Uganda projections Uganda’s economy is expected to pick up steam this year, boosted by public infrastructure spending and easing of the monetary policy to stimulate economic growth. At least that is the view of Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Mutebile. Mutebile spewed his …

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