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Many city traders ignorant of presidential stimulus package

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several city traders are ignorant about the stimulus package announced by the president to boost small enterprises after the 42-day lockdown induced by the second wave of COVID-19. While lifting the lockdown, President Yoweri Museveni directed Bank of Uganda and Ministry of Finance and Economic …

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Finance, trade ministries conflict over UGX 200Bn MSME relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government ministries are yet to agree on how to manage the Shillings 200 billion relief package that President Yoweri Museveni announced for micro, small and medium enterprises while announcing the second COVID-19 induced lockdown. More than a month later, the money is yet to be …

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Mukwano arcade traders protest payment of July rent arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Mukwano arcade closed their shops on Tuesday protesting a decision by the management to compel them to pay July rent arrears. One of the traders said that they are opposed to the payment of rent arrears for July since they did not work. …

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Masaka registers 1,000 cases of teenage pregnancies

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 1,064 teenage girls were reported to have been impregnated in Masaka district during the Covid-19 induced schools holiday. The victims, according to records at the District Probation Office are adolescent girls aged between 12 and 19. Masaka District Senior Probations Officer Maria Nagawa …

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