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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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Police defends imported ‘mambas’

Kampala - Uganda Police Force has confirmed purchasing a fleet of new vehicles to quell any form of violence during and after the February 18 polls. The new fleet of equipment is part of police build-up and the process of purchasing them started two years ago in a bid to replace the outdated ones. With only few days to the election day, Uganda police force says

MAKERERE DONS SUSPEND STRIKE

Makerere university dons under their umbrella body MUASA have suspended their 2 months long strike. The move comes after a series of meetings between the University Council and the Lecturers’ body about the stalemate at the ivory tower, all hitting a dead lock

MAJ KIGUNDU KILLERS APPLY FOR BAIL

By UTN Reporter

The High Court Judge heading the criminal division, Justice Wilson Kwesiga has set 30th/March to hear the bail application filed by 4 tabliq Moslems, on remand for the allegedly murdering Maj. Muhammad Kiggundu and his body guard Sgt. Steven Mukasa.

BESIGYE TO RESUME DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN

Kasangati- Forum for Democratic Change strong man Dr Kiiza Besigye has vowed to resume his defiance campaign after Police allowing him enjoy his freedom. On Friday, Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura directed his men to vacate Dr Besigye’s home, ending a 42 days siege at his Kasangati based residence. Besigye was last seen free in Kampala on Feb 18th 2016.

BRIG LEOPOLD KYANDA FIRED

Mbuya - The Chief of Staff of the Land Forces in Uganda People’s Defense Forces Brig Leopold Kyanda has been fired. The army announced the development this morning in a radio call communication to all army ranks and bases.

Posta Uganda Intercepts Cocain

Kampala - Posta Uganda has intercepted several Kilograms of Cocaine worth Millions of shillings destined for Nigeria, Cameroon and Asia.The Cocaine consignments were allegedly posted by yet to be identified Pastors in Kampala, destined to selected fellow Pastors in the West African Countries.The Several packs that had been posted through Boda Boda riders on different occasions,

CULTURAL LEADERS ASK MUSEVENI TO RETURN MUMBERE’S GUARDS

Traditional cultural leaders in the country have asked government to redeploy the UPDF guards they withdrew early this week from Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere, arguing that it is his constitutional right to be guarded by government. Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum (UKCLF), an association of all traditional leaders in the country, met at Rwenzururu Kingdom palace in Kasese Town

KITATA APPLIES FOR BAIL IN GENERAL COURT MARTIAL.

BY NTALE YOUNUS

The Jailed embattled Boda boda 2010 patron Abdallah Kitata has applied for Bail before Makindye based General Court Martial.

Kitata through his lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa wants to be

BESIGYE PROCESSION AS POLICE BEAT UP SUPPORTERS

After Dr Kiiza Besigye was released by the High court Judge, the police led him in a procession to his residence in Kasangati.

He was not allowed to go through the city centre instead he was diverted to go through