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MUSEVENI: No subsidies, no tax cuts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said Uganda cannot take the risk of cutting subsidies and removing taxes from imported products. “That would be definite suicide. It will deplete both family savings and National Reserves, leading to the inability to pay for imports,” he said in …

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Parliament approves Sh618bn supplementary budget

Supplementary Budget for FY 2021/2022 ➡Shs86.3bn for Office of the President to cater for external financing from EXIM Bank for the National Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovation Skills Enhance Project ➡Shs77bn for State House for classified expenditures, ➡Shs64.4bn for UPDF to facilitate Operation Shujaa in DRC and Shs87.5bn for operations …

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Weary Ugandans shun COVID-19 booster doses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 million people were fully vaccinated …

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CRIME REPORT: 11 lives lost daily in 2021

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An average of 11 lives were lost each day in 2021, according to an annual crime police report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. Altogether, 3, 912 lives were lost during the year through assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, domestic violence or mob action. There …

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Raila Odinga picks Martha Karua as running mate

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Azimio la Umoja Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga has named  leader of Narc Martha Karua as his running mate. Kenya’s former Prime Minister ditched his two-time running mate Kalonzo Musyoka of the Wiper party as he stretched his hand to seek the women vote. Odinga instead promised …

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