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Five arrested in Lamwo for smuggling fuel from South Sudan

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Lamwo district has arrested five people for allegedly smuggling petroleum products from South Sudan into Uganda. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday in a joint operation conducted by the security personnel and enforcement officers of the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA. Lamwo Resident District Commissioner …

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COVID-19 pandemic pushes 3 insurers out of business

  But the insurance industry still has room for future growth Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Coronavirus pandemic has forced three insurance players to cease operations in Uganda amidst government’s decision to ease restrictions this year to salvage the economy. Metropolitan Life Uganda, which opened shop in 2017 targeting …

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Businesses reap as schools re-open

Privately owned schools and teachers owe financial institutions more than Shs1.5trillion Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s decision to re-open schools after nearly two years to control the spread of coronavirus in the population has come as a blessing to traders in Kampala, according to Thadeus Musoke, the acting …

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Uganda’s 2022 economic outlook

Rise in imports, commodity prices, COVID-19 variant could impact recovery Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s economy underperformed in 2020 as coronavirus pandemic lockdown took toll on economic activities. The economy is projected to grow by 3.5-3.8% in the FY2021/22 and 5.5-6.0% in FY2022/23, before increasing to 6.5-7.5% in …

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Ambassador Ayebare in Kigali with special message

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations Amb. Adonia Ayebare has made another trip to Kigali, as efforts to mend relations with Rwanda continued today. Nearly two years ago, the presidents of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Uganda Yoweri Museveni signed an agreement in Angola …

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Behind Uganda’s failing industries

Experts blame ‘weak’ govt, disjointed policies Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a new paper titled ‘The political economy of reviving industrial policy in Uganda,’ Pritish Behuria; a Professor in Politics, Governance and Development at The University of Manchester, attempts to explain why Buy Uganda Build Uganda (BUBU), a …

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Fight at Lands Commission

Who’re the saints, if Chairperson Byenkya is a sinner? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | “You can accuse Beatrice Byenkya of other things but fraud is not one of them,” says Edgar Tabaro, a partner in the top law firm Karuhanga, Tabaro Associates. Tabaro is among those who vouch …

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