MPs Exempt Agricultural Inputs from Value Added Tax

 Parliament has widened tax exemptions to mechanized agricultural inputs, in a bid MPs said will give the sector the much needed post Covid-19 boost. The Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on Finance, Hon Henry Musasizi said the removal of Value Added Tax from mechanised agricultural inputs will incentivize investment in the sector. Continued

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Government Secures sh7billion to Fight Locusts

Government has secured shs7billion on top of 15b that was earlier released to help in the fight against desert locusts. Desert locusts entered Uganda on Sunday through Amudat and have since advanced to more than six districts. According to Steven Twibejuka, the commissioner crop protection in the Ministry of Agriculture, the 15b

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Locust Invasion: UPDF Airlifts Pesticides to Karamoja

 Uganda People’s Defense Forces choppers have on Monday started airlifting pesticides and other equipment needed to fight locusts in Karamoja sub-region. According to Charlotte Kemigisha the Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson, two choppers all packed with pesticides and other items have already flown to Karamoja. “The choppers are carrying pumps, pesticides and other

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US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Ruth Malac. Courtesy Photo

US Disappointed with Museveni’s Refusal to Assent to GMO Bill

The US has expressed disappointment over the uncertainty of the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012 that president Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign into law. This is the second time President Museveni is returning the same bill, popularly referred to as the  GMO Bill, to parliament for reconsideration. The president refused

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President’s Office Dispatches Team to Monitor Manifesto Implementation in Westnile, Lango, Acholi

President's Office through the office of Director Manifesto Implementation Unit headed by Mr Willis Bashasha early this week Dispatched the team of Three Proficient Teams to Greater Northern Uganda in the Sub Regions of Lango, Acholi and West Nile to monitor manifesto implementation. According to a close source the exercise kicked

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Heroes Day Celebrations: Museveni Roots for Wealth Creation

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged all citizens to explore avenues that create wealth and lauded those who sacrificed and those who continue to sacrifice for the good of the country. Museveni said that Government has put a lot of emphasis on infrastructure development like roads and electricity, but still has

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