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Farmers should continue going to gardens – Minister

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Farmers should not sit home because of the coronavirus lockdown but instead go-ahead to plant and tender to their gardens, Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja has said. Ssempijja told reporters in Kampala that it was already a planting season and farmers should observe Ministry of Health guidelines to …

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UPDF, police appoint commanders of COVID -19 evacuation team

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF and Uganda Police Force –UPF have appointed three officers to command COVID-19 evacuation team that has been established by the National Security Council. The three;  Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Denis Namuwooza, Lt Col Bright Ruyonga and Cpt Dr David …

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Business hit hard as taxis are grounded in Luweero town

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Several traders and proprietors of restaurant in Luweero Taxi Park are crying foul following the ban on public transport. On Wednesday, President, Yoweri Museveni announced a 14-day travel ban on public transport to curtail the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. On Thursday, taxi …

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COVID-19: Couples frustrated over ban on large public gatherings

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The ban on public gatherings announced by President, Yoweri Museveni as a preventive measure against the Corona virus pandemic has taken a huge toll on several couples who had scheduled their weddings this season. On Wednesday last week, President, Museveni banned all kinds of public …

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URA grants extension on tax paying deadlines

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Revenue Authority has given companies more time to file their tax returns as businesses battle the impact of coronavirus that has seen several shut doors and send staff home. Companies, whose accounting year ends in September, and are unable to file corporation tax returns …

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Chinese nationals to be charged after testing for COVID19- Police

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The six Chinese nationals who were arrested for escaping from Quarantine will be arraigned in court once they test negative for the corona virus, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate, Charles Twine has revealed. The suspects are Huang Haiguiang, Li Chaochyan, Qin Shening, …

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Gov’t asked to suspend OTT

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has been asked to waive off the “over-the-top” (OTT) tax, commonly known as the social media tax to ease communication and access to information during the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Yoweri Museveni ordered for the closure of universities, …

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Traded goods worth UGX 2.5 trillion undetected annually – Report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deliberate falsification of invoices and manipulation of customs rules by organizations and individual traders is costing Uganda trillions of shillings in revenue, a new study has shown. A study by the Washington-based organisation Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today March 3, 2020 examined Uganda’s trade …

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Museveni directs installation of security lights around UCU campus

Mukono, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has directed security agencies to install security lights along all roads surrounding the Uganda Christian University Campus in Mukono, to curtail attacks against students. The directive followed a request by the UCU guild president Timothy Kadaga on the basis of cumulative cases …

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