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Government, bankers appeal for foreign rescue

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s banking sector is appealing to the global lending community to come to the rescue of Uganda’s economy where the local lenders are finding it hard to reach in the quest to revive the economy.  The commercial banks admit that some sectors of the economy …

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Key gov’t projects slowed by greed, lengthy procurement processes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State agencies overseeing infrastructure development have put the blame on the errant government officials and the procurement regime for the delays in implementing public infrastructure projects. This comes after Finance Minister Matia Kasaija challenged Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to find ways of ensuring …

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Isimba dam contractor, UEGCL boss clash before Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A meeting convened by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to resolve the US $42M payment dispute for Isimba Dam construction ended in counter accusations between the officials of China International Water & Electric Co and Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited-UEGCL. The Tuesday afternoon …

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Kabale headteachers, parents question schools reopening

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  As schools await the order to reopen for candidate classes later this month, school heads and parents sampled in Kabale district say they just do not have the capacity to put in place the required Standard Operating Procedures to resume operating. More than 15 million …

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NSSF, Finance Ministry sabotaging midterm access-Lyomoki

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Workers MP Sam Lyomoki has said there are plans to sabotage the National Social Security (NSSF) amendment Bill 2019 that seeks to allow for midterm access to members savings. The bill among other things proposes for midterm access for savers of 45 years …

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Kasaija prays for one more term to quit elective politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Matia Kasaija, the Member of Parliament of Buyanja County in Kibaale district has said that he does not intend to seek another term if re-elected into office in 2021. Kasaija who doubles as the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development said that the …

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Parliament issues gov’t ultimatum over Islamic banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to table before the House regulations to start the implementation of Islamic banking by 21st July. Kadaga’s directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Kawempe North MP Latif …

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