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Commercialization of politics in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research conducted on one fifth of Uganda’s districts found that aspirants for parliament, districts chairs and mayorships had spent at least 250 billion shillings three months before the official campaign kicked off. This would loosely put the expenditure for that level of aspirants in the …

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Mukono municipality DP candidates frustrated by voters asking for money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party- DP candidates in Mukono municipality are concerned about the demand for money by the electorate. The candidates who include Christopher Kaddu Namutwe who is contesting for Mukono Municipality mayoral seat and George Fred Kagimu for the Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament note …

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Katikkiro asks voters to stop pestering aspirants for money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro of Buganda Kingdom, Charles Peter Mayiga has condemned voters pestering aspirants for money ahead of the 2021 general elections. Currently, aspirants for various political seats are holding town hall meetings to convince voters in the ongoing party primary polls. However, in the meetings, …

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COVID-19: Wash hands after counting money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is need to exercise high levels of hygiene especially when dealing with currencies, Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO country director has advised. He explains that touching money is one of the fastest ways through, which the Corona virus can be spread since …

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Traded goods worth UGX 2.5 trillion undetected annually – Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deliberate falsification of invoices and manipulation of customs rules by organizations and individual traders is costing Uganda trillions of shillings in revenue, a new study has shown. A study by the Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today March 3, 2020 examined Uganda’s trade …

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EU governments, Uganda’s Kasaija warn about crypto-currencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | A day after Uganda’s Finance Minister Matia Kasaija warned about the use of crypto-currencies, European governments are asking questions about Libra, forcing Facebook’s partners to reconsider. Mastercard, Visa and other financial partners being enlisted to oversee Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra are having second thoughts …

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Several youths conned in Hoima LDU recruitment

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A number of unsuspecting youths from Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube districts intending to be recruited to serve in the Local Defense Units-LDUs have lost unspecified sums of money to conmen.      The youths pitched camp on Friday Morning at Hoima Boma grounds awaiting screening by the …

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