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Corruption returns to URA

  By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Tax body ranked most corrupt in East Africa In 2003 President Museveni described the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as “a den of thieves” because the levels of corruption were alarmingly high. Soon after, the tax body restructured and appeared to have put corruption and incompetence …

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High taxes encouraging tax evasion?

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Nasser Husain imports used Japanese cars from Japan for his small depot in Bugolobi opposite the defunct Tri Star fabrics factory. Husain says used cars would be affordable if it were not for the high taxes. He says a car that would cost Shs 8 million …

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Don’t miss this chance

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati and Patrick Kagenda Telecoms, government challenged to grab opportunity in fibre optic cable Since the Kenyan government announced the landing of The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS) fibre-optic cable at Mombasa in mid-June, excitement has mounted over the anticipated switch from the more expensive and unreliable …

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Pastors loud on gays, silent on corruption

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati In November, 1999, President Museveni ordered the police to arrest homosexuals after it was alleged that two gay men had wedded in a Kampala suburb. Religious leaders welcomed the president’s directive, insisting that homosexuality is not only against the biblical teachings but it goes against African …

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When the financial crisis hits

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Has Africa been spared the brunt of the global financial crisis, as many believe? Not if experts from the World Bank are to be believed. Addressing African leaders at the 12th African Union summit in Addis Ababa last week, the bank’s president, Robert Zoellick, said: “We …

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