The Senior Commercial Officer in the External Trade Department at the Ministry, Brenda Kabasinguzi says for example, that many of the taxes they traders talk about are actually not applied to them because most of them have stocks less than Ushs 4m.
A leader of cross-border traders in Busia, Mariam Babu says the efforts by government agencies had started bearing fruit for small traders, but that during the lockdown, they were forced to return to smuggling.
Citizens caught mining without permits commit an offence, according to the draft, and are liable to a fine of one billion Shillings or imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both, upon conviction. The bill also provides for a fine of 100 million Shillings to miners using hazardous substances such as mercury or imprisonment not exceeding three years or both.
At least six international banks have backtracked on their financing plans for a USD 3.5 billion project, which will include developments of oil fields in the Albertine region and the construction of a crude oil export pipeline from Hoima in Uganda to Tanga in Tanzania.
According to the traders, police and Uganda Registration Services, Bureau-URSB officials arrested Waswa on Tuesday evening for allegedly obstructing the arrest of some traders accused of selling products that are meant to be distributed by an unidentified importer.
Kiggundu's lawyers led by Fred Muwema told journalists shortly after the court ruling that they will proceed to the Supreme Court, East African Court of Justice and Kenyan Courts to challenge the issues arising from their case.
On Tuesday, the leaders who were attending a meeting organized by the district officials at Kalaki primary school to launch the Emyooga program in the district turned rowdy accusing the district leaders of irregularities in the process.
However, a May 4th statement from Nation Oil Distributors Limited (NODIL), which operates the ferry, says “the engine maintenance survey is a mandatory follow-up step to the recent engine overhaul, which was carried out last March 2021.”