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UNBS, URA and Finance ministry continue feud over Japan car inspection

The executive director Uganda National Bureau of Standards, Dr. Terry Kahuma has attacked the ministry of finance and Uganda Revenue Authority  for failing them to carry out inspection of the vehicles before leaving Japan to Uganda. Kahuma who had appeared before the trade, industry and tourism committee on Friday said that UNBS had plans to inspect the […]

Ministry of Finance pinned over youth employment money

Members of Parliament on the Tourism and Trade committee today threw out officials from the Ministry of Finance over inconsistencies in their reports. The MPs questioned State Minister of Finance, Aston Kajara over the criteria used by the ministry to select Enterprise Uganda and DFCU bank to disburse the 25 billion shillings allocated for youth […]

Parliament blocks Ministry of Energy from using current financing to pay debt

The Parliamentary committee on Natural Resources has forced the ministers of finance and Energy to drop their proposal of using the budgetary allocation for the payment of the arrears owed to the thermal power firms. During a session with the committee, the minister of state for finance Aston Kajara and the minister of Energy Irene […]

Uganda’s 4.7 billion US dollars foreign debt concerns Members of Parliament

Uganda’s foreign debt is increasingly growing bigger, a situation that is worrying legislators in Parliament. Making a submission to Parliament this morning on the loans, grants and guarantees for the financial year 2010/11, the state minister for finance in charge of investments Aston Kajara says that as by March 31, 2011, Uganda’s external debt stood […]

Uganda’s external debt burden increases

Uganda’s external debt burden has grown up Uganda’s external debt burden has grown up over the past one year. Appearing before the joint Budget national economy and financial committees on Wednesday, the state minister for finance Aston Kajara, revealed that by March 2011, government’s indebdtedness stood at 4.29 billion shillings from 4.1 billion shillings registered during the […]

Government to pay private power distributors to end load shedding

The Ministry of Finance is planning to release 30 billion shillings this week to pay private power distributors to deal with rampant electricity load shedding. The minister of state in-charge of finance Aston Kajara has told MPS on budget committee of parliament his office is in the process of negotiating with private companies to receive […]

Uganda Investment Authority reports 5.6% increase in investments

The Minister of State for Investment, Aston Kajara has revealed that Uganda’s planned investments for the financial year ending June 30th 2011 increased by 1.7 billion US dollars. Kajara told journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala that in the previous 2009/10 financial year, the government licensed 340 projects worth 1.55 billion US dollars. The […]

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