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Gov’t, Oil companies yet to agree on tax, recoverable costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government and oil companies have failed to reach a consensus on key issues which could potentially create more delays for the Final Investment Decision (FID). The delay is a setback to the planned construction of the pipeline and the refinery. The contentious issues …

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Minister Kasaija warns contractor over failure to compensate residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Finance, Planning and Economics Development Minister, Matia Kasaija has asked China Communications Construction Company, which is constructing Mubende-Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kagadi road to improve its working relationship with the local communities. Government contracted the Chinese firm to undertake the construction of the 104-kilometre road at Shillings …

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Oil revenue investment advisory committee inaugurated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance and Economic Development Matia Kasaija has inaugurated the petroleum revenue investment committee. The committee will be tasked to decide where the money from the country’s oil sector would be invested. The seven-member committee will be headed by 55-year-old Prof Samuel …

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Ministry of Finance accused of hijacking road fund mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has accused the Ministry of Finance of hijacking its mandate by directly appropriating funds for road maintenance. The Uganda Road Fund Act, 2008 gives URF the mandate to finance road maintenance of public roads and related activities. It allocates …

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New planes: Oulanyah questions competence of gov’t officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has today questioned the competence of several government officials following the manner in which they handled the registration process of Uganda National Airlines Company. This was during the debate by Members of Parliament on a supplementary budget …

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MPs recommend transfer of Uganda Airlines to UDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has recommended that the ownership of Uganda National Airlines Company Limited be transferred to Uganda Development Corporation-UDC. According to the Uganda Development Corporation Act 2016, UDC is the business arm of Government. The new recommendation is carried in a report to …

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MPs quiz Kasaija, URSB officials on ownership of Uganda airlines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has directed Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) to redraft documents relating to the company and its shareholders. The directive by the Committee Chaired by Ntenjeru North MP Amos Lugoloobi followed a meeting between legislators, Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, Works and …

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NOTU, Finance Ministry bicker over NSSF representation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Organization of Trade Unions (NOTU) is embroiled in a conflict over its representation to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) board. The 11th NSSF board was inaugurated by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija yesterday but without workers representatives from NOTU. The inaugurated board is …

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