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Traders suspend imports from China

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Traders who import most of their goods from China say they have been unable to send money for goods or fly to China as most factories supplying them are closed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. This will likely have an impact on the …

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Traders demand compensation over closure of Uganda-Rwanda border

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders operating along the Rwanda-Uganda border are demanding for compensation. Rwanda closed its borders with Uganda in February and advised trucks from Uganda to only enter Rwanda through the Kagitumba-Mirama Hills post in Ntungamo district. Rwandan authorities accused Uganda of illegally detaining …

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Rains disrupt traders in Kampala

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Kampala are registering low sales as the festive season approaches as a result of heavy rains. Like other parts of the country, Kampala has been experiencing heavy rain forcing some traders operating in different parts of the town to abandon their …

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Traders reap big from inter-parliamentary games

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Traders dealing in sportswear are reaping big from the on-going East African Inter-parliamentary games.  The games have attracted MPs and staff of national parliaments of Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya plus the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA.  They will run from December 7th- 18th, 2019. At the …

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Uganda-South Sudan border market fails to attract traders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ngomoromo market in Lokung sub-county, Lamwo district remains unoccupied six years after it was commissioned. The market located at Uganda-South Sudan border was constructed in 2012 by Lamwo district local government at a tune of 52 million shillings with funding from the World Bank …

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URA locks horns with traders over paying taxes at port of entry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A meeting between Uganda Revenue Authority-URA and traders in Kampala on Tuesday ended without a common resolution as traders accused URA officials of coming up with directives without consulting them. The meeting, which took place at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala was organized by …

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Traders stock-up for christmas but decry heavy taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Importers and retailers in Kampala have started stocking up for the Christmas festivities with anticipation for bumper sales in the season.   Several traders, however, said they have faced heavy taxes which means they will bring in fewer goods than they did last year.  But Shoppers …

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Panel to hear Rwanda border closure constituted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A three-member panel of the East African Court of Justice has been constituted to hear the case challenging the decision by Rwanda to close Uganda Rwanda border points in Gatuna and Chanika. The panel comprises of Justice Monica Mugenyi, the Principal Judge of the East …

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