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Emirates Named Best Airline Worldwide at 2017 Business Traveler Awards

Emirates’ focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations both in the air and on the ground were recognised yesterday with four accolades at the ‎Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards. At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, Emirates was crowned “Best Airline Worldwide”. It was also named “Airline with

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Govt to Increase Gun License Fees to Shs 5m

Private individuals will pay Shs 5m as gun licensing fees starting in the next financial year. According to the 2017/2018 financial year budget estimates, the fees will be increased from Shs 150,000 to Shs 5m for each private owner. State Minister for Planning David Bahati on Tuesday told MPs on Parliamentary Budget

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AYA Investments, 14 Other Companies Exempted from Taxes

The Minister of State for Planning, David Bahati, has listed  has listed companies that the Uganda will grant tax exemptions in the next financial year as government seeks to woo more investors into the east African land locked country. Minister Bahati told the Parliamentary Committee on Budget chaired by Ntenjeru North

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MP Muhammad Nsereko Arrested in Kampala Traders’ Strike

Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko has this morning been arrested by Police under the command of Kampala CPS DPC Joseph Bakaleke during a traders' protest in Kampala.  Nsereko was addressing Kampala traders at Nakasero as demonstration against Chinese involvement in retail trade in Uganda took shape.  According to the traders, retail businesses

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Rugunda Speaks out on Progress of Sim-Card Verification Exercise

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has Tuesday chaired a meeting of officials from government’s information and communication agencies, and ministries of security, internal affairs and ICT with the issue of Sim-Card verification high on the agenda. Last week, after a meeting with telecommunication companies’ representatives and officials from security forces,

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Activists Drag UCC to Court, Want Sim-Card Verification Halted

With barely two days to the deadline of a sim-card verification exercise, activists from the Rights Trumpet want have dragged communication regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The activists have Tuesday rushed to the civil division of the High Court in Kampala seeking that the verification exercise be halted. The activists lead counsel

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Central Bank Closes Sudhir’s Forex Bureaus

Bank of Uganda has shut down forex bureaus belonging to city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia after their licences expired four months ago and were not renewed. The affected bureaus are Crane Forex Bureau at Speke Hotel, Crane Forex Bureau at Kampala Road, Karibu Forex Bureau at Mukwano Arcade on Namirembe Road; and Redfox

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