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Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Kenya also wants to partner with Uganda in negotiating a trade deal with the US as the the AGOA, the American Growth …

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Rising oil prices cast shadow over global economic recovery

  Valletta, Malta | Xinhua | Global oil demand is rising following an accelerated vaccination campaign and an economic recovery, pushing oil prices to two-and-a-half-year highs amid an output deficit. Although an agreement for more output reached among the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies on July …

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Sironko farmers stuck with produce after weekly markets suspension

Sironko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers and traders in Sironko district are stuck with sacks of maize, tomatoes, onions, matooke and Irish potatoes since the pronouncement on closure of markets and transport in the country. Farmers in Sironko district are known for production and supply of food because of the …

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Six markets in Arua closed over flouting SOPs

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six major markets in Arua district have been closed for flouting the Covid-19 standard operating procedures. Three of the markets were closed on Monday while others on Tuesday. The affected markets include Arivu in Arivu sub county, Ajia in Ajia sub county, Nyio, and Ejupala …

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Fish prices skyrocket in Bunyoro sub region

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The price of fish has almost doubled in most markets in the Bunyoro sub region over the last four months. According to a survey conducted by Uganda Radio Network (URN) in Buliisa, Masindi, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi, the prices of fish in the markets have skyrocketed. …

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Only KCCA can establish markets – Attorney General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is mandated to establish a market in the city according to the office of the Attorney General. This is contained in his response to the KCCA Market Ordinance, which was approved in 2019 to provide a comprehensive licensing regime for …

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Modern markets remain closed months after commissioning

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly constructed markets in Soroti, Tororo, Busia and Kitooro in Entebbe have remained closed months after they were commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni. Many of the markets were commissioned three months ago, giving hope to thousands of vendors who had spent more than two …

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What next for Uganda‘s agricultural surplus?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has advised farmers to take seriously complaints from regional and international markets about the quality of Ugandan produce. Ugandan products have undergone a series of rejection over the last three years from the regional markets of Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania over quality concerns and …

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Lemon, ginger prices drop in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a drastic drop in demand and price for lemons and ginger across city markets. This stems from a decline in the use of lemons and ginger by residents to boost their immunity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, one …

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