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VENDORS: Kyambadde condemns KCCA enforcement officers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has condemned the manner in which Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) enforcement officers handle street vendors especially women, saying such excessive force is uncalled for. This follows the death of a one Olivia Basemera last Friday …

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Mr Wilson Kyambadde jailed over a Sh1.1billion debt

  Kampala, Uganda| GODFREY SSALI | ¬†Wilson Kyambadde, husband to Amelia Kyambadde, has been committed to civil prison for six months after failing to pay a Sh1.1 billion debt.¬†Amelia is¬†Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Minister. Deputy registrar in-charge of execution matters at the High Court Flavia Nassuna Matovu, ruled Monday that …

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30 French firms eye Uganda investments

¬†The firms seek to invest in energy, infrastructure, IT and pharmaceutical industries¬† Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Uganda‚Äôs ever growing position as an attractive investment destination for French companies came to the fore recently as a delegation of more than 30 companies under the umbrella organisation MEDEF (Mouvement des …

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Sugar crisis hits hard

The sugar shortage in the country has seen sugar prices going as high as Shs8,000 for a kilogram. Various explanations have been made for the crisis of one of the most essential household commodities. According to the sugar manufacturers association, the shortage was caused by a ten day shutdown of …

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Trade ministry bows to pressure, allows duty free rice imports

Trade ministry bows to pressure, allows duty free import of unprocessed rice Uganda‚Äôs Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives now says it has allowed the duty-free import of up to 50,000 metric tonnes of unprocessed rice, commonly known as ‚Äėbrown rice‚Äô, ¬†to boost supplies and check prices amid a fall …

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SHs5000: Uganda sets maximum price for sugar

Uganda sets sh5,000 as maximum price for sugar; trade licences of hoarders to be revoked Government has intervened¬†to control the escalating price of sugar in Uganda by setting a ceiling price of sh5,000. Addressing a press conference on Friday,¬†Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde directed that sugar be …

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Kyambadde vouches for Chinese on petty trade

Minister for Trade and Industry Amelia Kyambadde has backed Chinese businessman in the country who are under fire for being involved in petty trade. Kyambadde told MPs there is no provision in the law excluding foreigners from carrying out trade in the country. She told the parliamentary committee on trade …

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‘There is no law barring foreigners from petty business’

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has said cabinet has constituted a sub-committee to look¬†into and address the fact that there is no law that prevents foreigners from engaging in petty trade in Uganda. The¬†sub-committee has finalized its main task which was to¬†come up with a national policy …

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