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Gov’t eases tax on imported garments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dealers in imported garments have got some reprieve, after the Minister for Finance, Planning and Economic Development Matia Kasaija announced a waiver of some tax on the goods. In the budget for the financial year 2021/2022 read last month, the minister introduced an import duty …

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Mak staff exempted from mandatory contributions to NSSF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University staff have been exempted from the mandatory contribution to the National Social Security Fund-NSSF. The exemption has been given by the finance minister Matia Kasaija, who approved the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme as a supranational scheme to offer retirement benefits to employees …

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Scientists seek UGX 248Bn to produce Covid-19 vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has said that Ugandan scientists have requested for more than 248 Billion shillings for producing the Covid-19 vaccine. Kasaija was appearing before Parliament’s Covid-19 taskforce together with Henry Musasizi, the State Minister for Finance General Duties and Kenneth Mugambe, …

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Uganda’s economy projected to grow by 3.1% – Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda economy is projected to grow by 3.1 percent this financial year, according to the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, the government had projected the economy to grow by 6.3 percent, but this was disrupted when Uganda and …

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Finance ministry allays fear of new USD 900 million IMF loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has said the new $900 million (about 3.1 trilling Shilling) loan government plans to borrow from the International Monetary Fund -IMF will not cause a substantial increase of Uganda’s rising public debt. Responding to questions at Uganda Media …

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IMF says Uganda has requested for yet another loan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Washington based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed Uganda government approached it for another loan and discussions are progressing well. The IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice yesterday revealed that Uganda requested for a three-year loan arrangement. The loan could be in the range of $900 …

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MPs want affirmative action funds seperated from parish model program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has yet again deferred the proposal by the government to introduce a Parish development model that seeks to empower Ugandans economically in the 10,594 parishes.  The model is a strategy being fronted by the Government in the next financial year for organizing and delivering public …

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Budget committee directs minister Kasaija to fund judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament’s Budget Committee has questioned the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija on   the low funding to the Judiciary despite a recent directive by President Yoweri Museveni for a 800 billion Shilling budget allocation. Kasaija on Monday appeared before the Committee to present the 3.48 trillion additional …

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