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HEALTH: Why NSSF wants raise from 15% to 17%

➡ #NSSF Propsals on #NationalHealthInsuranceBill2019 ✳ Employers extra 1% contribution for health ✳ Employees extra 1% for health ✳ Total contributions move from 15% to 17% ✳ Money to build, stock & equip Health Centres ✳ New 1% charge on minimum wage of shs130,000 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | …

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Uganda will not dispense PrEP over the counter- Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As HIV activists around the world are pushing for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) to be accessed over the counter, the health ministry says that it will not be considered in Uganda. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network on Thursday, …

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Population data, demographic dividend and tax collection key for Uganda’s economic growth

COMMENT | Ndereya Besi | This week, Uganda plays host to two African conferences. First, the 8th African Population Conference (APC) and the 4th International Conference on tax in Africa. APC is organized in conjunction with National Population Secretariat and supported by the Union of African Population Council in conjunction with United Nations Fund …

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Uganda Electoral Commission launches countrywide voters’ register update

✳ Election data 🇺🇬 #Uganda 2021 #UgandaDecides2021 ✅ Total number of voters today: 16,435,315 ✅ Polling Stations: 34,236 ✅ Districts: 135 ✅ Constituencies: 296 ✅ Villages: 68649 ✅ Parishes: 10,011 ✅ SubCounties: 2057 ✅ Counties: 253 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama has …

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Local Govt Minister Butime declares Palorinya in Obongi a district

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local Government’s Minister, Tom Butime has written, stating that the disputed Palorinya Sub County belongs to the newly created Obongi district. This is contained in the minister’s November 18th, 2019 letter to the Moyo and Obongi District Chairpersons. “By virtue of the fact that …

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The big Fintech opportunity

New law to facilitate trade and digital payment systems Kampala, Uganda  | JULIUS BUSINGE | Fintech offers enormous opportunities such as improving service delivery, provision of employment opportunities and boosting financial inclusion for the unbanked to the developing economies. It is therefore important that the innovations are appreciated, according to …

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Govt expects FID in early 2020

Uganda woos new oil investors in Cape Town Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Despite the current stalemate in the local oil and gas industry, the government remains optimistic that the joint venture oil companies involved in commercializing Uganda’s petroleum resources will reach a final investment decision before April, 2020. …

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EAC Heads of State Summit postponed to next year

  Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Heads of State Summit initially scheduled for Saturday, 30th November, 2019 has been postponed to a later date in either January or February next year. EAC Secretary General Liberat Mfumukeko said Wednesday that the 21st Summit was postponed …

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‘Sophia tye kwene?’

  Where is Sophia? A mother’s cry of despair and her unwavering search for her missing daughter COMMENT |  Marije Slijkerman | October 28, 2019, marks four years without Sophia. Our lovely, smart, strong-willed, lively, cheerful, ambitious and beautiful daughter and sister. It is unreal, incomprehensible, unacceptable and unbearable. It is said …

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ADF rebels strike again, 10 killed in eastern DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Between 10 and 21 civilians were killed in two attacks by a notorious militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday. Seven people were killed in the city of Beni and between …

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