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Nebert Rugadya

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18:40
18:40

Under Funding Of Local Gov'ts Undermining Decentralisation Policy-Experts Budget 4

According to the planned expenditure, 82% of the budget will be managed by the central government, while local governments get 16%, which the experts say is too little to enable local governments operate effectively.
16:07
16:07

Uganda Odd Man Out as East African Countries Raise Expenditures

The countries continue to rely heavily on borrowing although some, like Uganda, intend to reduce how much they borrowed this year. In total, the countries plan to borrow more than USD 18 billion, to fund the turnaround of the economies battered by COVID-19, as well as ongoing and new infrastructure projects, among other areas.
18:07
18:07

Ugandan Targets Dubai Expo to Grow Exports 3

The Dubai Expo 2020 runs from October to April 2022, attracting exhibitors from at least 190 countries, as well as expecting more than 20 million people to visit the event.
18:11
18:11

Tondeka Bus Unveils Launch Plan, to Use Digital Ticketing 1 Top story

If implemented perfectly, the project will introduce the automated bus fare system in Uganda, which the operators say, will reduce fraud and the unfair impromptu fare increments by taxis. Maurice Mukiibi, the Communications and Marketing Manager Tondeka, says they hope the introduction of buses will encourage more people to leave their cars home and travel by bus, hence reducing congestion.
08:52
08:52

European Union Gives UGX 1.8 Billion to Medium and Large Enterprises 4

At least 220 medium and large scale enterprises have been offered the financial support to invest in long-term growth or expansion of investment programs.
17:46
17:46

Vaccine Laxity May Shrink Uganda's Growth Prospects -World Bank 4

However, this growth is threatened by the slow progress in the COVID-19 vaccination compared to other countries, according to the Bank’s 17th Uganda Economic Update titled; "From Crisis to Resilient Green Growth: Investing in Sustainable Land Management and Climate Smart Agriculture"
16:51
16:51

Buses Hike Fare as Many leave Kampala over New Covid-19 Measures 3 3

Fares by Link Bus Co to medium destinations like Hoima, Masindi and Mubende doubled to Ushs 40,000, while tickets to Fort Portal and Kasese went up to Ushs 70,000 respectively, according to price lists displayed at their offices. Alex Muhwezi, the Manager Global Bus Kampala Terminal says they had to drive empty buses from upcountry to Kampala to pick up people, hence the increment in fares.