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GreenAfrika donates 100 Cartons of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings.

GreenAfrika donates 100 Cartons of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, WORLD, World Health Organization
GreenAfrika Company on Wednesday joined the rest of the donors to contribute towards the fight against Covid 19 in Uganda. They donated 100 Cartons  of envopa photocopying Paper worthy 12.5 Uganda Million shillings. The Political head of the National Response Fund to Covid19 and Minister in charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut (Left) and the Fund Secretary and Administrator Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy (R) receive Karuhanga Innocent Kabwisho, Director Marketing, Green Africa Company (extreme left and Kariisa Muhame Bruce, Director Product Development. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Envopap is the greenest Paper in the world.Its made out of agricultural waste 100 percent These were received by the National Response Fund Polit...
Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 7th June 2020, 6 pm EAT

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, Covid 19 Donations, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, World Health Organization
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 7, 2020/ -- As of 7 June 2020, 6pm EAT African Union Member States (54) reporting COVID-19 cases (184,333) deaths (5,071), and recoveries (81,780) by region:Central (19,693 cases; 439 deaths; 7,189 recoveries): Burundi (83; 1; 45), Cameroon (7,599; 212; 4,587), Central African Republic (1,570; 5; 37), Chad (836; 69; 672), Congo (683; 22; 210), DRC (4,016; 85; 537), Equatorial Guinea (1,306; 12; 200), Gabon (3,101; 21; 833), Sao Tome & Principe (499; 12; 68)Eastern (21,819; 638; 6,641): Comoros (141; 2; 67), Djibouti (4,207; 28; 1,877), Eritrea (41; 0; 39), Ethiopia (2,020; 27; 344), Kenya (2,767; 84; 752), Madagascar (1,052; 9; 233), Mauritius (337; 10; 324), Rwanda (431; 2; 283), Seychelles (11; 0; 11), somalia (2,289; 82; 431), south Sudan (1,317; 14; 6),...
MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

MTN CLARIFIES ON TAT RULING TO PAY UGX 24,273,771,472 MTN v URA TAT Application No. 8 of 2019.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Kampala, Uganda:  In August 2016, URA issued MTN with an assessment of UGX 326,996,917,906 for unpaid taxes arising between the period 2011-2014. By Civil Suit 986 of 2016, MTN challenged the assessment in the High Court and a prolonged reexamination of the available evidence ensued, resulting in a partial consent judgement in June 2018 in favor of MTN, wherein it was agreed that the amount of the assessment was reduced to UGX 24,273,771,472.  This residual amount was subject to the interpretation of a technical issue i.e. whether the taxable value of excise duty on airtime was to be charged on usage or at the point of sale, which was referred to the Tax Appeals Tribunal vide TAT Application 8 of 2019. During the proceedings, both parties conducted further reconciliation a...
Compassionate International becomes the highest  donor after announcing Uganda shillings 1.2 billion to fight Covid19.

Compassionate International becomes the highest donor after announcing Uganda shillings 1.2 billion to fight Covid19.

AFRICA, Business, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, ECONOMY, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, MEDIA, UGANDA
Uganda's Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda heading the National Response Task Fund (Second right) with the Chairperson of the Fund Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut right).Second left is Mr. Wayengera Godfrey accompanied by a colleague both from Compassion International shortly after making their announcement. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Mr. Wayengera Godfrey (behind) accompanied by a colleague both from Compassion International shortly after making their announcement. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Uganda: OPM Permanent Secretary Guwatudde and Co-Accused Taken to Court

Uganda: OPM Permanent Secretary Guwatudde and Co-Accused Taken to Court

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, CORRUPTION, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA — Four Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) officials who were arrested last week in food relief procurement scandal will today Tuesday, April 14 be produced to court, the Office of Director of Public Prosecution has said. The four who were arrested for causing government a financial loss of shs 4 billion after inflating prices of COVID-19 relief food include; Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde, Accounting Officer Joe Wanjala, Assistant commissioner procurement Fred Mutimba and commissioner disaster management (head COVID-19) Martin Owor. Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde The officials are accused of key among others inflating food prices for the COVID-19 relief programme. President Museveni sanctioned the operation following intelligence reports that official...
UK Prime Minister admitted to hospital due to persistent symptoms of Covid-19

UK Prime Minister admitted to hospital due to persistent symptoms of Covid-19

BRITAIN, CORRUPTION, EUROPE, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, LONDON, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said Sunday, after days of coronavirus symptoms. "On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement, adding that the tests were part of a "precautionary step" due to Johnson's lingering symptoms. Johnson was taken to an unnamed London hospital on Sunday after days of persistent symptoms, during which time he has been self-isolating. Last week No 10 had denied the prime minister was more seriously ill than claimed. Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister Mr Johnson, 55, spent the night in hospital and is having what has been described as a series of "routine tests". In a statement, a Downing ...
Govt urged to support single mothers

Govt urged to support single mothers

AMERICA, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Members of Parliament have raised concerns over the increasing number of single mothers, who they said has been left to shoulder the child care burden single-handedly.  Legislators observed that government programmes on women empowerment have largely focused on addressing gender-based violence and to some extent personal incomes, but that the growing community of single mothers has hardly been explored. “There is a growing number of single parents worldwide and some countries have adopted a policy of either compelling men to do cost-sharing. They attach part of one’s salary or wages to ensure child support” said Hon Muhammad Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central). Nsereko was making a contribution during debate on the Statement on the reporting obligations on the status of women in reg...
KENYA: Patience running out for Kenyan students still in China

KENYA: Patience running out for Kenyan students still in China

AFRICA, CORRUPTION, HEALTH, KENYA
Kenyan students caught up in a lockdown in Wuhan, China, are worried that the government is not proactive in protecting them, a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed 210 people around the world and infected more than 10,000 others a public health emergency of international concern. The students, who reached out to the Saturday Nation on Friday hours after national carrier Kenya Airways announced cancellation of all flights to and from Guangzhou in the Chinese mainland, said they were beginning to worry whether anything was being done to protect them as the situation in Wuhan continues to escalate.  A number of Kenyan and African students opted to stay in the country as China kicked off its traditional N...
POLITICS: Kattikiro Mayiga challenges Museveni on corruption.

POLITICS: Kattikiro Mayiga challenges Museveni on corruption.

CORRUPTION, UGANDA
The Kattikiro of Buganda Kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga has challenged the central government to strongly act in fighting corruption. This follows yesterday’s reassurance by president Museveni to fight corruption, at the liberation day celebrations held in Ibanda district. Speaking at the Buganda lukiiko, the Kattikiro challenged the president to prosecute his big people in government and to also to scare the junior officers. According to the 2019 Transparency InternationalCorruption Index report, Uganda is ranked 137th in 180 countries where the survey was conducted.