The Over the Top Tax of 200 Shillings a day was introduced in 2018 amid protests from the public and civil society, who argued that it was a violation of the right to information and would limit the growth of IT-based communication. The tax mainly targeted social media users who were accessing it through their mobile phones.
The residents, most of them casual labourers and market vendors say that security teams are demanding national and work identity cards, from every person who intends to cross the Nile bridge, yet many of them do not have documents and do not belong to the category of essential workers who are allowed to cross the district boundary.
The acting Secretary to the Treasury, Patrick Ochailap says that the current budget and the other spending forecasts were made just before the second lockdown was announced earlier this month, adding they could not have predicted the future.
Deputy Governor Atingi-Ego warns that the country is sitting on the edge, and that if any large-scale emergency happened, it would not be able to respond due to lack of funds.
On Monday, more than 100 vendors started erecting market stalls on land belonging to Uganda Muslim Supreme Council in Katale zone in Luwero town council. It is said that the District Kadhi Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa offered a part of the 20-acre piece of land to host the vendors to sell mainly agricultural produce.
Wamala says that he had just cleared rent of Shillings 500,000 when he was asked to remove his merchandise and the stall taken away. Seated on the verandah where he used to work, Wamala wore a confused face, saying he was uncertain how he would fend for his family now that his job is no more.
Ramathan Ggoobi, who has been advising the government on poverty alleviation, says the model gives the government a ‘bottom-up’ development planning, where the grassroots people have a chance to generate ideas for the development of their communities.
Genesis Socrates Latigo one of the managers of YY Coaches says all their 50 buses have been parked and the company is now transporting luggage upcountry.
Their major destination is the Eastern route from Jinja to Mbale and finally to Soroti where they are able to send a truck of luggage daily.
Total E&P Uganda General Manager Pierre Jessua in statement on Monday the selection of the five companies followed what he described as a comprehensive and thorough tender evaluation and contracting process.
The recent survey Conducted by FAO on Market Information Services in all FAO member countries it indicated that while a large number of countries do operate some type of Market Information System, the vast majority of services cannot be relied on to provide commercially useful information for farmers and traders.
BAM Construction Company limited is undertaking the project works with funding from the European Union-EU through African Development Bank under the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa-COMESA.