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MPs demand presentation of coffee deal report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament have questioned the delayed presentation of a committee report on the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. This was during the plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. Last week, the chairperson …

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We have not been consulted on coffee investor deal: UCDA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The controversial agreement between Uganda and a foreign investor to process and export coffee was reached before the industry regulator was consulted, but the body might not oppose the deal, according to its top leadership. The Uganda Coffee Development Authority Managing Director, Dr. Emmanuel Iyamulemye says …

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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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UCDA supports gov’t deal with Vinci company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) has thrown its weight behind the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. While appearing before the Trade Committee of Parliament that is probing the agreement on Tuesday, the UCDA Executive Director, Emmanuel Iyamulemye …

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Coffee deal probe: Italian investor snubs parliament’s trade committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board chairperson of Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited, Enrica Pinetti snubbed Parliament’s Trade Committee which had invited her to explain an agreement signed with government to process coffee. The company was instead on Monday represented before the committee by the company secretary, Moses Matovu, …

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