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China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

China to sponsor Kampala-Jinja Expressway

A Chinese state-owned company, China Railway 17th Bureau Group Company has pledged to partner with a local contractor in the construction of the 95km Kampala – Jinja expressway (KJE). Mr He Ping, the company’s chairman for Africa business led a delegation to President Yoweri Museveni‘s home in Rwakitura and promised to finance the project. “if […]

Uganda in Shs41 trillion debt

Uganda in Shs41 trillion debt

The State Minister of Finance for Planning, Hon David Bahati, has declared that Uganda’s public debt is at Shs41 trillion, which is an equivalent of US$10 billion. In a statement to Parliament read by Bahati, government also said the debt stock has increased from US$2.5 billion in the 2006/2007 financial year to US$10.7 billion by the end […]

Ugandans in South Korea request government to financially aid trade between the two countries

Ugandans in South Korea request government to financially aid trade between the two countries

The Ugandan Community in South Korea has requested for government  financial support to help boost trade between the two countries. This was during a meeting with a Parliamentary delegation Monday August 6, 2018 led by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, at Glad Hotel, Seoul in South Korea. The Chairperson of the Ugandan Community in South Korea, Paul […]

The art of attracting money

The art of attracting money

Many people use the internet to find answers to various questions everyday. “How to attract money” is one of the trending topics on the internet, according to Shelly Bullard, a writer on mindbody green, “the greater reality about wealth, it is a state-of-mind. When one learns how to have a wealthy state-of-mind, they are then […]

Minister of finance apologises to parliament

Minister of finance apologises to parliament

Minister of finance Matia Kasaija has apologised to the parliament for the statement he made  accusing Parliament of passing a 1% tax on mobile money which wasn’t the position of the Ministry. This happened after Speaker of parliament Rebbecca Kadaga  asked Matia Kasaija to make an apology to the parliament during a session on 11th July 2018. Minister Kasaija apologized to MPs for the […]

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

President Museveni reduces mobile money tax to 0.5%, insists on social media tax

This follows an outcry and anger from the citizens who,  rather than make mobile money transactions as was before the taxes, prefer to use public means such as motorcycles, taxis to transfer money as they found it cheaper to travel than incur the extra costs that come with the tax. For social media, users have […]

Only 3% of Uganda’s adult population borrow from bank, survey

Only 3% of Uganda’s adult population borrow from bank, survey

Financial Institutions have been encouraged to develop innovative ways of delivering financial services to more Ugandans. The call has been made by the deputy Governor Bank of Uganda Louis Kasekende while launching the Finscope 2018 Financial inclusion Survey at Kampala Serena Hotel. The survey showed that 22% of the country’s adult population is still financially excluded with […]

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament passes 2018/19 financial year budget

Parliament has finally passed the budget for the financial year 2018/19 worth 32.5 Trillion shillings. The passed budget includes the recurrent Expenditure of 9.4 trillion shillings, Development Expenditure of 13 trillion shilling s and statutory expenditure of 10 trillion shillings. Parliament also passed the Appropriation Bill, 2018, authorizing the public expenditure from the consolidated fund worth […]

Kadaga calls for more women funding

Kadaga calls for more women funding

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to stop using funds meant for the Women Enterprise Fund to train local government officials about the project. Kadaga made the directive at a workshop that was updating members of parliament on the implementation of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme at parliament. She said that the local […]

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