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TRAVEL AGENTS CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS’ DEFAULT

BY INKE BRIAN and TIBAINGANA FRED

The Uganda Travel Agents Association (TUGATA) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) have condemned Government’s decision to abolish travel agents to engage in travel transactions.

Addressing the media at

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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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MUSEVENI TAKES OATH

President Yoweri Museveni has just Taken the oath of allegiance at the Kololo Airstrip, to lead Uganda for another five year term.

Museveni immediately after taking oath has been given the instruments

FIRE GUTS SCHOOL IN MUKONO

Mukono: Fire has gutted a dormitory of a primary school in Mukono district and destroying property worthy millions of shillings during early hours of morning.

This was at Umar B.A Islamic primary center found at Kiggunga village

BISHOP WAKULA ARGUES YOUTHS ON SKILLS

Iganga - Central Busoga Bishop Patrick Wakula has argued youths to endeavor get skills that would help them live sensible lives.

BUSINESS COMMUNITY TIPPED ON AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

Uganda remains largely virgin in regard to business investment opportunities.

With a population of over 35m people, government is now faced with a challenge of making sure that everyone is productive.

Through public private partnerships, the need to

MINISTER KAHINDA OTAFIRE LOSSES TO CAPT KAHONDA

Gen Kahinda Otafiire, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Justice has lost to Capt. Donozio Kahonda.

Kahinda Otafire first lost to Capt. Kahonda in the Party Primaries

HIGH COURT CONFIRMS CHARGES ON MUSLIM CLERICS

The International Crimes Division of the High Court confirms charges of terrorism, murder and attempted murder against the remaining 14 suspects including the leader of Tabliq sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga for having behind the wave of murder of top Muslim clerics two years ago.

Following the confirmation of the aforementioned charges against the

WOMEN HAD LIMITED SPACE IN POLLS-UMWA

The Uganda Media Women’s Association has released its assessment survey focusing on how the media covered the 2016 general elections with focus on gender equality.

The survey which was done between December 2015

EC SUED OVER BAN OF USE OF MOBILE PHONES AT POLLING CENTERS

Court: Few hours left for Ugandans to go to the polls, the Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to courts of law by a human rights watch-dog, Legal Brains Trust (LBT) for the recent ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras at the polling stations.

In their suit that was filed on Monday, the human rights body contends

Go Forward Outs Aine Video

Presidential Hopeful Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward have release a video of security fugitive Christopher Aine pleading for peace and Justice. The Sixteen Minutes video shows Aine speaking with little ease, in a dark background, preferably a hideout but seemingly free from arrest.