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Bill on motor vehicle licences rejected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, seeking to introduce a license fee for motor vehicle owners payable annually has been rejected by Parliament. The Bill which was presented to Parliament in April by the government failed to meet favour with the Committee on …

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House approves taxes on rental premises, fish maw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday approved several new tax measures including an 8 percent levy on fish maw exports, 5 percent levy and 10 percent levy on processed gold and unprocessed minerals respectively. The House also approved a proposal for landlords to file separate returns from each rental …

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Parliament rejects tax on wheat, maize brand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry. The tax proposal was rejected after the …

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Parliament silently passes law against homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the sexual offences Bill 2019 reintroducing the ban on homosexuality in the country.    In a heated debate on Monday the MPs also rejected to the proposal that allows a person, who had consented to a sexual act to withdraw that consent …

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Outgoing MPs receive tips on life outside Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament will have opportunity to live differently after expiry of their term of office following training on life outside Parliament. The Rebecca Kadaga Institute of Parliamentary Studies organized a two day seminar where outgoing MPs of the 10th Parliament received tips ranging from …

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Parliament passes 12% tax on internet data

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed a 12% tax on internet data.  The tax measure is contained in the Excise duty amendment bill 2021 that among other things has introduced a 100 shillings’ tax on every liter of fuel. The new tax proposals also repealed the daily 200 …

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MPs want affirmative action funds seperated from parish model program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has yet again deferred the proposal by the government to introduce a Parish development model that seeks to empower Ugandans economically in the 10,594 parishes.  The model is a strategy being fronted by the Government in the next financial year for organizing and delivering public …

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