The debate comes on the backdrop of an operation by the URSB, accompanied by police officers in shops in Kiyembe Lane, Nakasero where a number of items branded Harvel were confiscated on Tuesday. The traders say that the operation against five shops confiscated all electronics including main switches, circuit breakers and changeovers manufactured by Harvel plastics in Dubai.
According to UNBS, the uptake of standards among manufacturers is still wanting and now they want to ensure that the upcoming manufacturers are supported and empowered to know the importance of standards.
The IMF spokesperson Gerry Rice says that Uganda requested a three-year loan arrangement. The loan could be in the range of USD 900 million which is roughly 3.1 trillion Uganda Shilling, according to the journalist who asked the question.
Emyooga was launched in August 2019 by President Museveni to spur a shift from subsistence to market-oriented production. The government set aside 260 billion Shillings to bankroll the program with each constituency meant to receive 560 million shillings
Last month a circular from the Ministry of Finance was sent to Chief Administrative Officers across the country directing them not to include DDEG in their budget for the next financial year because the government is introducing the new Parish Development Model where funds will be sent directly to the parishes instead of sub-counties, effective July 1.
In the report presented by PAC Chairperson Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the laws establishing the two entities should be amended to ensure that NDA effectively performs its supervision role over NMS.
Nandala observes that, the General Manager of NMS is a board member of NDA and likewise, the Chairperson of NDA Board is a board member of NMS.
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“The Policy focuses on addressing the gaps identified in the National Industrial Policy of 2008 and puts in place strategic measures to optimally benefit from the emerging opportunities, e.g. the AfCFTA,” says the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.
Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the PAC Chairperson said that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose. He says that the uniforms were never delivered on time and if delivered, they were not the right quality, quantity, size and wrong distribution.
Nandala notes that NMS does not manufacture uniforms and the reason to contract them defeats the purpose.
On Wednesday, a team of law enforcement officers from Kabale municipality backed by anti-riot police officers stormed Garage and Kigongi Street in Central division and forcefully evicted the mechanics, taxi and bus operators to move to Mwanjari cemetery.
Bernard Ocan, the Deputy Team Leader and an on-site Resident Consultant Engineer disclosed to URN that Strabag International, an Austrian based multinational construction company is losing material to theft especially the syphoning of diesel from trucks.
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.