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Why the rich get richer

New Oxfam report says they exploit the poor Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Oxfam; the global anti-poverty NGO, has once again released a report on trends of wealth accumulation among the rich and poverty deepening among the poor. While the anger directed at the rich individuals and corporations is the …

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Women activists seek recognition for unpaid care

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women activists want unpaid care work to be recognized as valuable work since it contributes to the social and economic development of societies. The activists were speaking at a validation workshop at Mestil Hotel where academicians, activists, and government officials gathered to discuss research …

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Oxfam launches project to improve tax collection in Tororo district

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Oxfam International has launched a three-year project called “Fair Recovery – Strengthened Civil Society and Media for Fiscal Justice” with the aim of improving tax collection in Tororo district. The project will be implemented by Osukuru United Women Network in Tororo and will be funded …

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Oxfam to unveil Shs77bn Impact Fund

The fund will target businesses providing decent jobs, women empowerment and innovations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  UK-based global organisation, Oxfam, plans to unveil a 20million Euros (Shs77bn) Impact Fund to support small businesses in line with their goals. The fund, to be unveiled as a pilot project before …

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UNBS, MAAIF partner to tackle aflatoxins in food stuffs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Bureau of Standards, UNBS, has allied with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries-MAAIF, along with civil society organizations to fight aflatoxins in the country’s produce, especially grain foods. Aflatoxins are poisonous compounds produced by molds/fungi when they invade not-well-dried foods such …

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Government to use Oxfam gender tool in Parish Development Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The minister of state for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Asamo Grace Hellen has promised to support the idea of using a gender tool dubbed Gender Action Learning System (GALS) methodology as government moves to implement the Parish Development Model. This methodology was developed in …

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New report hints on Uganda’s tax opportunities

URA should make personal income taxes more progressive by raising PAYE entry threshold Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A new report published by Oxfam, Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute and other non-governmental organisations has identified gaps related to gender taxation, policy and administration, and that …

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