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URA tips Kampala traders over digital taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority tax education team on Tuesday took to the streets of downtown Kampala (Kikuubo) to educate the masses about taxation, most notably, the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS) system that is aimed at solving business transaction challenges. This came in …

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Traders accuse URA officers of shielding smugglers

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community is expressing dissatisfaction with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and other border security officers, alleging their involvement in shielding smugglers along the Uganda-Rwanda border, particularly at Katuna in Kabale district. Claiming continuous smuggling due to connivance with URA and security officers, the business …

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Mbarara traders launch fundraising drive to buy fire fighting equipment

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Traders Association (MBACITA) has initiated a fundraising campaign dubbed “Enkoni Y’nyine Eka” to procure their own firefighting truck. The decision comes after a recent fire outbreak along Maj Victor Bwana road that caused significant damage to Timber and Timber products worth billions of …

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Mbarara City timber traders seek Govt compensation

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Timber traders whose property was destroyed by fire in Mbarara City say they lost more than one billion shillings. The fire that broke out on Friday on Major Victor Bwana Road, destroyed timber and timber products. After the incident, Robert Kanusu, the Deputy Mbarara …

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Kasese traders ask URA to intensify tax education

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Business community in Kasese District has asked Uganda Revenue Authority-URA to create adequate awareness to enhance tax compliance. They say that there has been a huge gap in communication and information dissemination and if not addressed it will be difficult for the tax body …

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Mpondwe Fish Traders complain of slow business

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community at the Mpondwe border post in Kasese District are continuing to decry the low fish business despite the construction of the multi billion Mpondwe market. The decline of the fish business is largely attributed to the continued operations of a competitive market …

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Gov’t seeks repayments from South Sudan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has written to the Government of South Sudan seeking reimbursement of funds paid to Ugandan traders and companies on behalf of South Sudan. In 2018, Parliament endorsed government’s request to clear Shs151 billion owed to Ugandan traders and companies by the South Sudan government. …

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Uganda-South Sudan traders renew calls for compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan traders have renewed their demands to Parliament seeking compensation of $15 million (57.535 billion Shillings) from the government for losses they incurred during the armed insurgency in neighboring South Sudan. The 160 traders led by Rashid Manafa, under their umbrella body, Joint Action for …

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Traders in Namugongo count losses at end of Martyrs’ Day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders at the Namugongo Catholic Shrine say they are counting losses after the Martyrs Day celebrations. According to the traders, they hoped that when the celebrations end, they would have made profits, but this wasn’t the case. The low business mood is reflected by …

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