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33 media houses sue gov’t for double taxation

Kampala , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  At least 33 media houses have jointly sued the government and Kampala Capital City Authority challenging double taxation on trading licences despite numerous court decisions declaring such actions illegal. The media houses are Radio One, Akaboozi, Radio Simba, Basoga Baino FM, Digida, Buddu FM, …

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Media houses asked to allow Museveni’s weekly address amidst campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Uganda Media council have asked media houses to broadcast President Museveni’s weekly national address in the midst of campaigns. Presidential press secretary Don Wanyama recently announced that all media houses will be required to broadcast President Museveni’s address to …

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COVID-19: Ministry of finance, UNRA staff test positive

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  At least 21 staff at the Ministry of Finance and six from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the cases grow among different private and public agencies. Finance staff under-went mandatory COVID-19 test on August 19. Test results, according …

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2021 elections: Give the media the independence it deserves – experts

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | A group of civil society organisations have urged the government to ensure that the media is allowed to operate without interference as the 2021 general elections get closer. The Independent Electoral Commission announced recently that the election would be conducted ‘scientifically’ where candidates will campaign …

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Court fixes hearing date for consolidated suits against UCC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has set June 13 to hear consolidated suits challenging the directive by Uganda Communications Commission-UCC to thirteen media houses to suspend staff for alleged breach of the minimum broadcasting standards. High Court Civil Division Judge, Lydia Mugambe will hear the consolidated suits filed …

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Health ministry warns herbalists, media houses on drug adverts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has cautioned herbalists and media houses from airing false adverts. According to the Health Ministry, media houses that advertise non-approved herbal products will be liable to a fine of Shillings 20 million. The fine is part of the newly approved Traditional and …

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