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Mbarara traders petition parliament for UGX1.5Bn financial assistance

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara city traders who lost their timber and furniture to fire have written to the speaker of parliament in the request of financial assistance worth 1.5 billion shillings. On 25th October 2021, fire burnt timber kiosks, motor garages destroying property that included; timber, machines, timber stores, …

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KACITA announces week long demo over textile tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Trader’s Association-KACITA has announced a peaceful demonstration by traders following their failed negotiations with the government on the new tax policy of textile fabrics and garments. KACITA spokesperson Issa Ssekito says that their shops will remain under lock starting Wednesday until government reverses …

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Mukwano arcade traders protest payment of July rent arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Mukwano arcade closed their shops on Tuesday protesting a decision by the management to compel them to pay July rent arrears. One of the traders said that they are opposed to the payment of rent arrears for July since they did not work. …

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Kampala traders stuck as landlords demand rent arrears

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of traders have been blocked from accessing shops in arcades around Kampala as landlords demand rent arrears. Many of the traders were locked out of the buildings in June when President Yoweri Museveni announced a 42-day lockdown to help the country deal with …

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Traders want rent arrears waived

KACITA is asking landlords to make a total waive of the entire lockdown rental arrears to their tenants Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have asked the government to intervene in the challenges faced by traders during the lockdown. On Tuesday, the leaders appeared before Parliament’s …

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Traders in Jinja city protest closure of shops

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Jinja city have protested the move by security personnel to temporarily close shops and arcades. Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite Friday’s presidential directive to temporarily close …

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Brisk tomato business amidst scarcity in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Traders in Busia district are in profitable tomato business due to high demand amidst tomatoes scarcity. The price for a full box of tomatoes has hiked from 200,000 shillings to 400,000 shillings, while a full basin of tomatoes is currently at 60,000 shillings from previous price of …

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