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Banks yet to receive Sh200Billion Small Enterprises Rescue Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks and microfinance institutions are yet to to officially hear about the 200 billion shillings for lending out money meant to rescue Ugandan small enterprises that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic which was commissioned early last week. A check at two government-owned financial …

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Private teachers petition education committee on relief funds

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Private school teachers have asked Parliament to urge government to provide funds towards the Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations-SACCOs for private teachers, despite the group failing to organize themselves to obtain the initial 20 billion Shillings Covid-19 presidential grant. The private teachers leaders under …

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MPs reject Kampala RCC report on Covid-19 relief cash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the joint Committee of Public Accounts have rejected a report presented by the Kampala Resident City Commissioner (RCC), Hud Hussein on the Covid-19 relief funds. On Thursday, Hussein presented two pages detailing the number of people who have benefitted from the funds. …

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PWDs in Busia storm RDC’s office demanding relief cash

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People with disabilities-PWDs in Busia on Thursday stormed the office of the Resident District Commissioner-RDC to demand relief funds. The PWDs argue that they were not included on the list of vulnerable people supposed to benefit from the relief cash. Last week, the government started …

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PostBank to disburse government COVID-19 relief funds

PostBank Uganda has been appointed to disburse the government COVID-19 relief funds to the select Ugandans heavily impacted by the pandemic Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | PostBank Uganda has been appointed to disburse the government COVID-19 relief funds to the select Ugandans impacted by the pandemic and the ongoing lockdown, …

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FOWODE worried relief cash could cause violence against women

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Women in Democracy-FOWODE, a non-governmental organization that promotes the participation of women in leadership is concerned that the Covid-19 relief funds could lead to more violence against women. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network about a report dubbed, ‘Budgeting for Peace’, that the …

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