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US embassy pulls plug on allowances to govt officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The US Embassy in Uganda has announced a blackout on per diem allowances to Ugandan government officials who attend events it has organized or US agencies.  In a November 12 letter to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, Deborah Malac, the US Ambassador to Uganda, said …

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Government promises support for Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Beneficiaries of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have received good news from Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. Rugunda who met the entrepreneurs recently at his office in Kampala led by United Bank for Africa management team discussed a possible partnership with the government of Uganda. The partnership …

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Uganda Airlines inaugural flight takes off from Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The inaugural flight for the revived Uganda Airlines company has taken off from Entebbe International Airport this morning. It is destined for Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The flight UR 202 took off the Entebbe International Airport Runway at 11.10 am. Aboard the …

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Gov’t concerned over China-US trade war, Brexit-Rugunda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said it was concerned that the happenings in the global north could potentially have a negative impact on the economy. Speaking at the third Economic Growth Forum on Thursday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala, the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda singled …

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Gov’t to license marijuana growing companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said Government plans to issue licenses to marijuana growing companies. Several companies have already started growing medicinal cannabis in Uganda, although Government has in the past denied the reports. In June, an Israeli Firm, Together Pharma Limited reported its first …

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Oulanyah, Rugunda to camp in Apaa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new committee appointed to look into the Apaa land dispute plans to camp in the area. President Museveni recently appointed Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda to lead yet another investigation into the contentious Apaa boundary dispute between the …

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Low turn up at National Budget exhibition week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was a low turn up of public on the first day of the National Budget Exhibition Week at Kololo Independence Grounds. The three-day exhibition organised by Ministry of Finance, Uganda Revenue Authority and the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group-CSBAG is aimed at engaging …

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Kadaga wants executive to respect parliament’s independence

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has stressed the need for the Executive to respect the independence of Parliament, saying it is an inevitable balance required in strengthening democratic governance. Kadaga said issues relating to the independence of Parliament; its responsiveness in addressing service delivery needs of …

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