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BUDGET: URA LISTS AVENUES TO RAISE 15.1 TRILLION

BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

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CSO’S DEMAND FOR MORE FUNDING FOR TRADE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations under the Budget advocacy group have called for increased funding for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and cooperatives if the country will make significant strides towards achieving the middle income status in four years.

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KAMPALA CYCLISTS LAUNCH COOPERATIVE UNION

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Boda Boda Cyclists in Kampala have launched a Cooperative Society that will enable them access affordable Motor Cycles on credit.

The Union coded Kampala Civic Centre Boda Boda Transporters Cooperative Society-KCCBT was launched today in Kampala

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IAAF AID UGANDA SHILLING GAIN AGAINST DOLLAR

By UTN Business Reporter

Kampala - The Uganda Shilling has significantly gained value in relation to the US Dollar in a space of 3 days. The Uganda Shilling by Thursday traded at 3,590.79 / 3,600.70 as compared to Tuesday at 3,591.35 / 3,601.35 buying and selling respectively.

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE INSTITUTIONS ON HUMANITY

Rotary International president John F. Germ has hailed the contribution of Centenary Bank and Rotary towards the fight against cancer in Uganda.

John F. Germ made the remark during the commissioning

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afdb COMMITS US $ 3.5M INTO IGAD

By UTN Reporter

The African Development Bank Group has injected US $ 3.50m into the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) for Infrastructure master plan in the eight member states.

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BUDGET TO PRIORITISE OIL PRODUCTION

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The National Budget for the financial year 2017/18 will pay much emphasis on oil production, as a way to combat the falling donor assistance and avoid borrowing. The director for Budgeting in the Ministry of Finance Kenneth Mugambe says the national Budget is set out clearly to streamline oil production, with an infrastructural development framework to guide them.

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GOVERNMENT INJECTS SHS. 20B IN COFFEE FARMING

Kampala – l;Government has invested a total amount of Shs 20bn shillings into Coffee development in the Country. The money meant is for rural farmers to boost local production, and hit an average requirement for the Country by the year 2020.

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ECONOMISTS CAUTION GOVERNMENT ON FREE TRADE AREA.

Economists and the Public Sector have advised Government against fully opening up the region for free trade policies in the tripartite trade.<\p>

If adopted, the move will open up a free trade policy for all countries in the East African Community region, Southern African Development Commission and the Common Market for East and Southern African

Supreme Court sets Monday as pre-hearing date of presidential election petition

The Supreme Court has set Monday next week as the date it will start pre-liminary hearing of the presidential election petition challenging the re-election of President Museveni.

In a statement issued out by the registrar of the court Tom Chemutai

JUDICIALLY STARTS PROCESS TO RETIRE KAVUMA

By UTN Reporter

Kampala. The judicially has started the process to retire the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who turns 70yrs on 29th September.

Bwanika Combs Masindi

Masindi - People’s Development Party hopeful Dr Abed Bwanika spent the day in Masindi soliciting for votes.Dr Bwanika held a rally in Masindi Boma Grounds, where he talked about compensating people who lost their land in the oil fields.

MUMBERE REMANDED TO LUZIRA IN BAD HEALTH

Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere, has complained of his deteriorating health situation after being denied access to medical treatment. Through his lawyers Caleb Alaka, Sam Muyizi, and Evans Ochieng, Mumbere told the Jinja Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa that he has been denied access to his personal medical doctor at Nalufenya, where he had been detained

WORLD FOOTBALL STAR & STARTIMES AMBASSADOR NWANKWO KANU IN UGANDA.

Star times brand ambassador Nuwankwo Kanu is in Uganda today with emphasis to be put on talent development, Digital migration and sensitizing Ugandans on none communicable diseases.

KAMPALA’S DENTAL CARE SCARES MEDICS

Kampala - Unlike flora which live by feeding using tap and buttress roots sucking water and other food nutrients from the ground, human beings feed by use of the mouth which makes it a significant part of their body.Oral calamity is identified as problem affecting the largest percentage of world populations. This phenomenon arises from careless and insufficient oral

HAJJI AZIZ KASUJA SUCCUMBS TO HEART FAILURE

Mulago - The former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) Hajji Aziz Kasujja has died at the Mulago Heart Institute following a heart attack two weeks ago. The outgoing Uganda's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia did not leave the intensive care unit since he was admitted a fort night ago. Kasujja, known for his irreversible decisions at his time

BUGANDA FOOTBALL COMMITTEE CONSULT ON FOOTBALL

Mengo - Kampala - In an effort to improve football in Buganda region, stakeholders in the game are set to hold different consultative meetings in the region. The Buganda Football Development Committee starts the meetings early February