Ban ‘Mivumba’ and we cut aid, US warns Uganda over used clothes

Ban ‘Mivumba’ and we cut aid, US warns Uganda over used clothes

The Ugandan government is in a catch 22 situation after the U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits if importation of secondhand clothes used textile products locally dubbed “Mivumba” is banned This follows a complaint by U.S. interests about an East African ban on imports of used clothing amidst calls from […]

dfcu Bank sets up agriculture advisory center

dfcu Bank sets up agriculture advisory center

Thirteen small and medium scale farmers are set to spend one week in Netherlands on a learning expedition in what is the world’s second largest exporter of agricultural produce. On their visit, the farmers will visit some of the most successful farmers taking advantage of partnership opportunities as well as exploring innovations and best practice […]

Crane Bank Rwanda sold off by dfcu Bank Uganda to Uhuru Kenyatta

Crane Bank Rwanda sold off by dfcu Bank Uganda to Uhuru Kenyatta

CBA Group has issued a statement confirming that it has acquired Crane Bank Rwanda, the only Ugandan owned bank that had been operating in a foreign country from dfcu Bank. In the statement announcing the acquisition yesterday, CBA said it had acquired 100 per cent of the Rwandan bank. “Commercial Bank of Africa Limited (CBA) is pleased […]

Uganda’s star at ILO shines brighter

Uganda’s star at ILO shines brighter

Uganda has been nominated to the Board of the International Training Centre (ITC) and designated as the Official Spokesperson of the Africa Group on Social Dialogue in the Governing Body ofthe International Labour Organisation, on Thursday. The International Training Centre, which is, based in Turin, Italy, is the training arm of the International Labour Organization. The […]

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

Facebook in deal with Airtel Uganda, BCS to promote cheap internet in northwest Uganda

US-based social networking site Facebook signed an agreement Tuesday with a private telephone company in Uganda to improve the telecom infrastructure in the country, over a month after the industry regulator, Uganda Communications Commission Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi visited the tech giants over possible collaborations. The agreement was announced at Kampala Serena Hotel by Mr. […]

Uganda elected to ILO high table 2017-2020

Uganda elected to ILO high table 2017-2020

Uganda has been overwhelmingly voted to the Governing Body of International Labour Organisation by the 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva for the period 2017-2020. This election follows Uganda’s earlier nomination by the Africa Group at the African Union meeting held in April 2017 in Algiers, Algeria. The Governing Body is the Executive Organ of […]

URA seems poised to merge Rental Income and Property Tax, but plans unclear so far

URA seems poised to merge Rental Income and Property Tax, but plans unclear so far

After facing criticism from taxpayers, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has moved to synchronise the much-dreaded income tax with the property tax, a move that could lead landlords to reducing on the burden on tenants through rent. Uganda Revenue Authority has since 2014 been collecting tax on all rental houses and properties within urban areas […]

Downtown Kampala traders give MPs 30 days to sort affair – between landlords and tenants

Downtown Kampala traders give MPs 30 days to sort affair – between landlords and tenants

Traders under their umbrella body, Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) have given Parliament a 30 days ultimatum to enact a law which regulates the tenants and landlords. Speaking to media today, Issa Ssekito (pictured up) the association spokesperson said, the law which is already in the making has over stayed in parliament since 2013 yet […]

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