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NGOs call for reopening of borders as vendors decry lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Small-scale women traders have decried the way the government handled the lockdown when they were allowed to go back to the market without proper arrangements. When the government locked down the economy on April 1, markets were also closed down as a way of …

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SEATINI sues gov’t over continued use of glyphosate herbicides

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Southern and Eastern Africa Trade Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI) and the Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights have sued the government challenging the continued use of glyphosate herbicides. This application comes after over 25 countries around the world banned the use …

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SEATINI petitions court over public private partnership law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two charity organizations are seeking Constitutional Court declaration that four sections making up the back bone of Uganda’s Public-Private Partnership Act are inconsistent with the Constitution. The organizations say the four sections limit public participation in design and implementations of public projects, restrict access to …

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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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