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Uganda ahead of Kenya, Tanzania in ease of paying taxes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda has been ranked ahead of Tanzania and Kenya in the ease with which individuals and investors can file and pay their taxes. According to the Paying Taxes 2020 report by audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and the World Bank, Uganda is at position 92nd out …

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Kitgum Municipal Council stuck with UGX 6 billion USMID cash

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 6.2 billion shillings meant for infrastructural development under Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development [USMID] for Kitgum Municipality is lying idle on the council accounts. According to municipal officials, the funds were released in June for undertaking the first phase of the three …

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Gov’t urged to hasten inclusive education policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The World Bank has urged the Ugandan government to pass the Special Needs and Inclusive Education policy which has remained in a draft for close to ten years.   The policy, which was drafted in 2011, makes it mandatory for all schools to have special needs …

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WORLD BANK: Agriculture key to ending poverty in Uganda

  ✳ Discontinue the fragmentation of districts (if possible, consolidate to reduce administrative costs). ✳ Government’s outsized role in the agriculture sector leaves little room for private sector participation. ✳ Technical inefficiencies pervade delivery of subsidized inputs, procured by the NAADS and distributed by the OWC to farmers. ✳ Rather …

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Worsening water quality reducing economic growth –World Bank

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world faces an invisible crisis of water quality. Its impacts are wider, deeper, and more uncertain than previously thought, according to a new report by the World Bank. The bank cautions that deteriorating water quality worldwide is slashing the economic potential of …

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Museveni asks public universities staff to resume work

Nakaseke,  Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 50 health workers at Nakaseke hospital are on the verge of being evicted from staff quarters due to poor hygiene. Government with support from World Bank injected about Shillings 17.6 billion in the renovation of Nakaseke hospital. The construction work included the renovation of …

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Parliament committee cautions gov’t on expensive China loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Economy committee of Parliament has asked the government to scale down debt contracting to only projects that have high economic and financial returns, and target cheaper concessional loans to finance investments. According to the committee, as the country’s external debt position faces …

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World Bank deploys $300 mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak

Washington, United States | AFP | The World Bank announced Wednesday it was deploying another $300 million in crisis aid for DR Congo to help contain the year-old Ebola outbreak. The financing comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) last week declared the current outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International …

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