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KCCA extends deadline for street vendors to vacate city

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala City Resident Commissioner-RCC Hussein Hud has said that street vendors have until 10th January 2022 to vacate the streets and take up available space in markets. Hud who was addressing the press at the Uganda Media Center says that vending and hawking is …

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Bunyoro farmers decry low prices of livestock

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Livestock farmers in Bunyoro sub-region have complained of lack of competitive markets for their livestock resulting into lower prices. The affected farmers from the districts of Buliisa, Kiryandongo, Hoima, Kikuube and Kagadi say that the prices of animals especially cows have fallen which could push …

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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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