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The real key for African tax policy

African countries would be far better advised to focus on ways to fix the attractiveness of their own domestic economies, including tax systems, than to wait for the world to develop a new taxation system. ANALYSIS | MUKHISA KITUYI & DANIEL A. WITT | A piece in the Financial Times published …

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Food safety advocates push for ‘African food’ sovereignty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Advocates for sustainable food systems in Africa have launched a program that aims at empowering consumers to demand the most appropriate food policies by 2026. The initiative dubbed “Transforming the African Food System to Sustainability (TAFS)” project specifically aims to promote healthy and “culturally …

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Economists reconsider industrial policy

Recent research takes a productive approach than in the past when economists focused on simple indicators COMMENT | DANI RODRIK, REKA JUHASZ & NATHAN LANE | As policymakers around the world embrace industrial policy in pursuit of a wide variety of objectives  supply-chain resilience, green technologies, geopolitical advantage, good jobs  the …

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UIA unveils Simbula with Motor Third Party Insurance campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) says motorists are yet to fully respect the Motor Third Party insurance cover policy despite being mandatory to all. Juliet Igonu, the Technical Manager-Non-life insurance at UIA says recent figures show that less than 1 million vehicles have Motor Third Party …

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Comprehensive Medical Internship Policy in the offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A nine-member committee was set up to draft an internship policy aimed at mitigating medical interns’ strikes witnessed over the past few years. This was revealed by the State Minister for Higher Education, Hon. John Chrysostom Muyingo while appearing before the Committee on Health on …

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Gov’t targets 1.7M households in free Electricity Connection Policy

Rwampara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has commenced the free electricity connections policy targeting 1.7 million households across the country. The five-year electricity project is part of the government’s Rural Electrification Project worth 212 million dollars funded under a credit facility from the EXIM Bank of China. It covers …

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Speaker directs on school fees policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has called for the establishment of a policy to harmonize school fees in Uganda. During plenary on Tuesday, 07 March 2023, the Speaker expressed concern about the significant variations in school fees charged by different institutions leading to hardships …

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