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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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Mutebile keeps central bank rate at 6.5%

Says private sector credit growth remains subdued driven largely by low demand Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Bank of Uganda’s decision to keep the central bank rate unchanged at 6.5% in the next three months has sent a signal to the market that Covid-19 containment measures are still a …

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Economy at crossroads

Can Mutebile’s latest announcement and government spending plan save the economy hurt by coronavirus lockdowns? | JULIUS BUSINGE | On June 16, Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel T. Mutebile made a big announcement that many pundits believed would boost economic recovery. For the first time in many months, Mutebile cut …

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Parliament clears Mutebile, Ochola for new terms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile on Friday stealthily made his way into Parliament’s vetting committee to defend his re-appointment as Governor of the Central Bank, with security personnel ensuring that media and the public did not catch a glimpse of him. The ailing 71-year-old economist has been …

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Surging interest rates could slow economic recovery

Lending to be directed to sectors crucial to socio-economic development including SMEs, trade, industry and agri-business Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Interest rates have risen over the past two quarters this year but commercial bank executives say current levels are still fair to both lenders and borrowers. The latest …

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