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Parliament wants Beti Kamya, Kasaija investigated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has recommended the investigation of the former Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Beti Kamya and Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija for their role in the shs10.6 billion land compensation. The House chaired by Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among on Thursday, 04 August 2022 adopted …

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Sports federations welcome increase in budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports federations have welcomed additional funding to the sports sector. According to the 2022/23 financial year budget figures read by the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija on Tuesday, the sports sector will receive Shillings 47.81 billion up from Shillings 17billion provided …

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Uganda to increase forest cover to 15 percent next financial year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is aiming to increase its forest cover to 15 percent from the current 12.4 percent over the next financial year starting from July 1, so as to mitigate environmental degradation. “Central Forest Reserves will be protected from encroachment by re-surveying and marking of 6,200 …

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Gov’t to revoke licenses of traders hoarding commodities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government will revoke trading licenses of business entities hoarding essential commodities on the market. This was revealed by Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development while addressing members of Uganda Parliamentary Press Association-UPPA during a National Budget Conference at Hotel Africana …

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Shs10 billion supplementary budget to Lands Ministry illegal- Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija has apologized for the Shs10.6 billion supplementary budget for Uganda Land Commission (ULC) to pay land claimants in Buganda and Bunyoro sub-regions in the financial year 2020/2021. Kasaija admitted that the request for the supplementary was …

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No funds for coffee seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government will not provide funds for coffee and tea seedlings in the next financial year. According to the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, this has been triggered by the revenue short falls arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the …

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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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Re-allocate Shs319 billion Lubowa hospital budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the Finance Committee, Keefa Kiwanuka has advised the Minister of Finance to re-allocate the Shs319 billion earmarked in the 2022/2023 budget for the International Specialised Hospital in Lubowa. This was during the meeting with the Ministers of Finance, led by Matia Kasaija while …

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China, Uganda sign economic, technical cooperation agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and China on Thursday signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement aimed at improving the livelihood of Ugandans. Matia Kasaija, the Ugandan minister of Finance, signed the document on behalf of Uganda while Zhang Lizhong, the Chinese ambassador to Uganda, signed it on behalf of …

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Bugisu Cooperative Union sues gov’t over Uganda Vinci Coffee concession

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugisu Cooperative Union-BCU has unveiled plans to sue the government over the controversial multi-billion coffee concession with Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. This comes almost two weeks after the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija signed an agreement granting Uganda Vinci Coffee …

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