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Business confidence surges after ease in lockdown restrictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Confidence in the country’s business activities surged in July with business owners experiencing more demand for their goods after the country lifted much of the coronavirus restrictions, a survey has said. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) published monthly by Stanbic bank recorded a 50.3 …

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More children likely to suffer from malnutrition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More children under the age of five are likely to suffer from wasting and become dangerously undernourished. Wasting is a life-threatening form of malnutrition which makes children too thin and weak and puts them at greater risk of dying poor due to growth, development, …

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Ugandans hold UGX 8.5 trillion in fixed deposits– BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have stashed record amounts of cash in banks, an indicator Ugandans feared to spend their money with the coronavirus uncertainty still hovering around. Bank of Uganda data shows that in May 2020, the amount of money Ugandans have in banks as term deposits reached …

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Private school teachers in Mukono opt for casual jobs for survival

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several private school teachers in Mukono district have resorted to casual and labor intensive jobs to support their families following continued uncertainty on the reopening of schools. The uncertainty started with the closure of educational institutions in March, as the government devised means to contain …

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Issuance of passports, work permits resumes at immigration offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of immigration has resumed the issuance of work permits and passports after a four months break occasioned by an outbreak of coronavirus disease. State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania says that 30 percent of the operations that resumed today will …

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Student leaders want government to declare 2020 dead year

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The leadership of Uganda Secondary School Prefect’s Association-USSPA wants government to declare the 2020 academic year, dead for all. According to USSPA, opening school for candidate classes will be unfair to the rest of the learners. The student leaders also say that the e-learning …

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Banks resume full operations after lift on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several commercial banks have announced resumption of full operations after the COVID-19 lockdown was lifted on most business activities across the country. Tropical bank, Stanbic Bank, and Centenary Bank have written a note to customers that their doors will be open between 8:30am and …

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