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21:01
21:01

Youth Call for Investment in Agriculture 4

Laban Musinguzi, the Executive Director of Agro Fresh Uganda, says that government needs to invest in training of youths on better farming practices to ensure good farm to harvest practices and also fund their investments in agriculture.
18:28
18:28

Second Lockdown Reversing Economic Recovery Gains-Experts

The economy was recovering from the effects of the March-to-June 2020 lockdown, with both the Bank of Uganda and the private sector reporting revived activity, despite some sectors remaining under lock.
15:54
15:54

Gov’t Spent UGX 2.85B to Send COVID Relief Cash to Vulnerable Ugandans Covid relief funds 4 1

Henry Musasizi, the State Minister for Finance revealed the figures while appearing before a joint meeting of the Public Accounts and the Local Government committees of Parliament which is reviewing a list of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 cash, which was tabled before parliament by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja last month.
13:33
13:33

Kampala Traders Stuck as Landlords Demand Rent Arrears 2

At the time, many of the traders were not given chance to remove their merchandise from the outlets, as landlords kept them under lock and key. But as the President lifted the lockdown last week, landlords added additional padlocks for those with rent arrears denying them access to the shops.
11:38
11:38

MPs Task Gender Ministry on COVID-19 Cash Criteria COVID-19 Relief 3 1 Top story

The Minister; Betty Amongi appeared before a joint committee comprising both the Public Accounts and the Local Government committees last evening to respond to queries about the list of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 cash, which was tabled before parliament by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja last month.
17:11
17:11

Burundi Opening Up to EAC 1

President Ndayishimiye has so far visited three EAC countries; Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
15:53
15:53

Police Disperses Roadside Vendors in Kampala 3 1

As business resumed, several traders sold their merchandise on the verandas, contrary to set SOPs.
14:50
14:50

Taxi, Bus Operators Enforce COVID-19 Guidelines MOH 3 1

URN reporters visited several parks that include the New taxi park, Usafi, Namayiba and Kisenyi parks and observed that there is strict enforcement of the SOPs among operators. Handwashing facilities have been placed at most entrances and there are people enforcing hand washing and wearing of masks.
09:09
09:09

Government Sure to Meet Electricity Connectivity Target Despite Big Backlog 1 2 Top story

Procurement of 234,989 no-pole connection materials utilizing funds from the Exim Bank of China Access project (under TBEA contract) is also ongoing and these materials are expected in August 2021.
10:03
10:03

How Mobile Money Tax Kept Tea Multinational in Stone-Age Era System 4

A pilot project had been launched in 2017 to help tea plantation farms move from an ‘airdrop’ system of moving bulk money, to electronic cash, but this was disrupted by the introduction of the tax on mobile money. PHB and the UN agency had seen how difficult it was to transfer cash from a bank through to the pockets of the 14,000 farmers, twice every month as salary, using the airdrop method.
08:43
08:43

Fake "UPDF Officer" Arrested Smuggling Classy Pens 3

Bakashabaruhanga, who donned full military attire was driving a truck registration number UAE 050F accompanied by a minivan registration number UAZ 637N, along Mukono- Kayunga road.
08:32
08:32

EAC Boss Tells Minister Kadaga of Financial Woes

“While the mandate of the Community has been expanding, the total budget as well as the amount that every Partner State contributes to EAC has been reducing,” said Dr. Mathuki.
08:18
08:18

Digital Finance: Customers Concerned Over Safety of Cash, Data

The ‘Electronic Know You Customer’ (eKYC) platform allows the banks to access the data bank at the National Identification Regulatory Authority (NIRA), as a way of verifying the authenticity of the data presented by the customer. According to a survey by the Financial Sector Deepening Uganda, there are many Ugandans who have refused to embrace digital or non-physical contact transactions, unsure of the safety of their money.
06:33
06:33

Traders Want Rent Arrears Waived KACITA 5 1

The traders told MPs that they are facing increasing rent arrears, bank loans, limited government support, new tax policy amendments during lockdowns among others.
18:52
18:52

DPP, BOU Call For Tougher Cyber Criminal Laws 6

Forensics and cyber security expert, Mustapha Mugisa says the industry players have an advantage that they have to be ahead of the game, while the criminals keep studying the developments, for loopholes to strike. The damage inflicted on the global economy will amount to US$ 6 trillion this year, and could reach US$ 10.5 trillion annually by 2025, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, a global researcher in cybercrime.
18:48
18:48

Family of Kamwokya Fire Victim Seeks Funds to Transport Body 4 1

In grief, Alice Kerum, 48 year-old mother of the deceased residing in Kifumbira zone, narrates that at around 7:00 pm her daughter moved out of the house but shortly after, she was shocked by the news of her daughter who had not sick, being dead.
14:51
14:51

Kamwokya Fire: Traders Count Losses 3 2

Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said one of the injured victims is in critical condition at Kiruddu National Referral Hospital while others are admitted at Mulago Hospital.
07:23
07:23

Vaccine Inequity Undermining Global Economic Recovery - New Data The World Bank

An acceleration in scaling up manufacturing and sharing enough vaccine doses with low-income countries could have added USD 38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had similar vaccination rates as high-income countries, according to the data.
19:47
19:47

Uganda Security Exchange Suspends Uchumi Supermarket 2 1

In a public notice, USE Chief Executive Officer, Paul Bwiso said trading in Uchumi’s shares and the listing of its shares on the bourse had been suspended, until the company meets all the requirements.
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