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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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How EAC can maximise AfCFTA trade opportunities

Experts outline ways in which partner states can benefit from the bloc | THE INDEPENDENT | Before COVID-19 hit world economies two years ago, there was optimism that Africa’s flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would quickly reshape markets across the …

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URA sees better revenue collections a head

The taxman recorded Shs900bn short fall in the first six months of FY2021/22 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s taxman failed to hit its revenue target collections for the first six months of this fiscal year but hopes to record improvements in the remaining period. Latest statistics from Uganda …

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Traders slam Uganda, Rwanda over partial border reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trade rights advocates in the region have decided not to withdraw their case against the governments of Uganda and Rwanda over the closure of the border almost three years ago, even after Rwanda announced it was re-opening it. Rather, the groups, the Eastern African Sub-Regional …

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Inside Africa’s development dilemma

 The dark side of African Continental Free Trade Area Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s heads of state on March 21, 2018 descended onto the hills of Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the long awaited agreement to create the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that encompasses more than 1.2billion …

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Coffee farmers push for better prices and policies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Coffee farmers now have a new opportunity to increase production and benefit across the value chain, thanks to a new project fronted by the Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI). The project dubbed fair-for-all, improving coffee value chains in Uganda seeks to …

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Incorporate business and human rights into national investment legal frameworks, government told

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs to incorporate guiding principles on business and human rights into the national investment regulatory frameworks to strike balance between the investor rights and the state, according to Jane Nalunga, the Executive Director at the Southern and Eastern African Trade Institute –SEATINI Uganda. Nalunga, who …

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