Section 53 of the Act gives a long list of offences which are punishable under the law, including operating an unregistered coffee nursery or seed garden and selling substandard or diseased planting materials.
“Coffee is a beverage and should conform to required health/safety standards. The quality of coffee, machines used by the processors/brewers/baristas must not compromise the health of a consumer," says UCDA.
The relief package worth 200 billion Shillings was announced by President Yoweri Museveni about a month into the second COVID-19 induced lockdown, following an outcry that small scale enterprises would lose their livelihood as their businesses were shut.
Margaret Ayo, the Chairperson Elegu Market Vendors Association, says that across the border, trade is smooth when being operated by South Sudanese, while Ugandans are robbed, their goods destroyed and the people killed.
South Sudan traders at Elegu in Uganda alleged that the police officers demand for money from the Sudanese or mobile phones and other valuables as security that they will cross back into South Sudan.
Special Drawing Rights are an international reserve asset, created by the IMF to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. This kind of currency used by the IMF when dealing with member countries is currently slightly worth more than 1 US Dollar.
The rationalization of the MDAs is one of the main financial policy measures of the government next financial year, which are aimed at trimming public expenditure and improve efficiency in service delivery.