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Court asked to expedite Rwanda border closure case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan lawyer Steven Kalali who is challenging Rwanda’s actions of closing its Gatuna border has petitioned the East African Court of Justice demanding for a speedy hearing. In his petition, Kalali states that he filed his case in April 2019 and in May 2019; …

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Experts speak out on proposed taxes for financial year 2019/2020

  Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Tax experts have weighed in on the recently introduced taxes aimed at increasing domestic revenue to fund the new budget for FY2019/20. Speaking at a half day post budget tax dialogue organised by the Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI), …

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Rethinking tax incentives

Researches, experts say there is limited evidence to show these offers attract investors Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Tax incentives are part of Uganda government’s top priorities for attracting foreign investors and new businesses. From prospective investments in agribusiness to hospitality, and from steel to textile industries, tax incentives …

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UGX 1.4 trillion lost in tax exemptions says SEATINI

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A civil Society group says government should not award tax exemptions considered “harmful” to the country’s economy. The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) says harmful  tax exemptions cost the tax payer over 1.4 trillion shillings during the 2017/18 financial year. …

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CSOs ask gov’t to rethink Lubowa hospital project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organisations want government to conduct a cost benefit analysis on terminating or continuing with the agreement for the proposed construction of the International specialized hospital of Uganda. The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and Uganda Debt Network-UDN, say …

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SEATINI calls for more funding to trade and tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | As the budget making process for FY2018/2019 continues at different fora, several players are taking part by coming out with several proposals. The latest player is Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI). It is calling on Parliament to increase allocation to …

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