In Kigezi where he hails from, his death has come as a shock to elders, area leaders and residents. A big loss, they say has befallen them with the demise of one of their own, a gallant economist who put Kigezi on the World Map through his exemplary work and whose hand has not only touched but also lifted many other children from the area.
The Finance Ministry had tasked all claimants in Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region to obtain Tax Identification Numbers as a mandatory requirement for processing their payment. The number is a ten-digit code issued by the Uganda Revenue Authority to prospective Taxpayers to enable them to meet their tax obligations.
This followed the escalation of prices over the last two weeks in Kampala, as a result of measures that the government had put in place for truck drivers entering Uganda, mostly coming from the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.
Norbert Mao, the President General of the Democratic Party said Mutebile was a dedicated civil servant who cared deeply about the economy of Uganda. “... I pay tribute to him for his laser-sharp focus on growth, low inflation and stability. Amidst storms, like Christopher Columbus, he had only one command: SAIL ON,” Mao said.
Suspending the operations of the Weigh Bridge at Malaba, Prime Minister Nabbanja said that the operations will only resume when the pile-up has completely eased, adding that the government has instructed the ministers of works, internal affairs and trade to pitch camp at Malaba until the fuel situation normalizes.
According to a circular to all Resident District Commissioners, City Commissioners, District Police Commanders and District Internal Security Officers, the minister said that they had received information about criminals masquerading as hawkers in villages, especially in Western Uganda. He advised that such trading should be restricted to trading centres.
Musa Ecwero, the State Minister of Works and Transport explained that the Government and World Bank have partnered to co-finance the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Lira-Kamdini road section under the North Eastern Road Asset Management Project – NERAMP.
Francis Mwijukye, the M.P Buhwenju County says that they were surprised that the country is getting enough fuel but there's still a crisis. They want to investigate companies that supply fuel in the country to ascertain whether they hold fuel with the intention of hiking prices to make abnormal profit fromthe country.
In the coming financial year 2022/2023, government has allocated 465 billion Shillings for the Parish Development Model. President Yoweri Museveni told MPs last year that government plans to allocate 100 million Shillings to every parish for the implementation of the Development Model and this would require a total of 1 trillion Shillings budgetary allocation for the 10,595 parishes.
The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned
Before the outbreak two years ago, Uganda’s tourism sector was earning the country 1.2 billion dollars or about 3.7 trillion shillings in 2019, from 1.6 million visitors. Income from foreign tourists accounted for more than 60 percent of these totals.
“We are prioritizing global visibility of our Government securities and therefore primary dealers need to comply with the obligation to post two-way prices at all times during trading hours,” says BOU Deputy Governor Atingi-Ego.
“They are considered to have little or practically no risk attached to them (risk free investment). You will definitely get your principle and interest payments. You’re guaranteed a certain rate of return on your investment,” says Housing Finance Bank.
Sunday Etrima Olishe the Chief Executive Officer of Development Infrastructure, the Developer and Supervisor of the stadium construction, says that the works are now at 93-percent and the project will be ready through phased opening to the public by March 1.
The investments on the list include 60 billion Shillings to capitalize two road construction companies,10 billion Shillings for a Cocoa processing plant in Bundibugyo, another 10 billion for the Masaka fruit factory and, 21.9 billion Shillings for the expansion of buildings as well as procurement of the Orange Line for the Soroti fruit factory.
Before the exit, also known as Brexit, airlines operating flights to the UK and other EU countries would apply for certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency-EASA. But after Brexit, new Airlines must apply for a Country Operator's Permit from the UK, a process that takes longer compared to the EU timelines.