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Multi-billion Isimba and Karuma Hydropower Dams: How Chinese loan ‘spillovers’ are creating new growth opportunities

Ugandan government has in the past years faced harsh criticism over regular borrowings from China Import Export Bank to facilitate development of infrastructure projects including hydropower dams, roads and possibly soon the planned Standard Gauge Railway. But the Chinese loans have also had a fair share of positive aspects to …

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More borrowers seek credit from banks

The second wave of the pandemic pose downside risks to credit growth Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Banks have recently received more loan applications and extended more credit to borrowers amidst the coronavirus pandemic. This is good for jumpstarting the economy that has been hit by COVID-19 lockdowns. Till …

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Economy at crossroads

Can Mutebile’s latest announcement and government spending plan save the economy hurt by coronavirus lockdowns? | JULIUS BUSINGE | On June 16, Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel T. Mutebile made a big announcement that many pundits believed would boost economic recovery. For the first time in many months, Mutebile cut …

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Economy to remain subdued

 Its managers must not focus on 2020 but on long term solutions, expert says Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy is projected to remain subdued in 2020, signaling another challenging economic environment ahead. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, the governor Bank of Uganda revealed that 2019’s projected growth of 5.5-6.0% is …

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Solving UTL puzzle

  Experts say Bemanya should stay but government should focus on recapitalising the telecom firm Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Debts, poor corporate governance, fights, politics and ageing infrastructure have taken centre stage in debates surrounding Uganda Telecom Limited. Bemanya Twebaze, a Ugandan lawyer and corporate executive, who has …

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Uganda loses 30 to 39% of VAT revenues – Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda loses between 30 and 39 percent of revenues that should be collected through Value Added Tax (VAT). This is contained in a research paper titled “The Value Added Tax Gap Analysis for Uganda” authored by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) researchers Corti Paul Lakuma …

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