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Social Media Tax: Govt to Go for Facebook, Twitter david bahati 4 1

Government introduced a UGX 200 daily tax on social media users and a one percent tax on mobile money transactions. Bahati says the global social networking sites are minting a lot of revenue through advertising from Uganda that government is targeting for taxing.
13:05
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Cabinet Passes Regulations To Strengthen Planning Authority david bahati 3 1

A salient feature of the guidelines is that for instance after national planning authority publish its five year national development plan, local governments, ministries, departments will be required to also produce plans aligned to the national plan within six months. The plans will have to be certified by the national planning authority.
18:41
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MPs Summon Mutebile, Finance Officials Over Crane Bank david bahati 2 1

Crane Bank, which used to be Ugandas third largest banking institution, was early this year taken over by DFCU Bank Limited, more than four months after the Central Bank took over its management. All Crane Bank assets and liabilities were then transferred to DFCU.
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Anti Corruption Activist Arrested After Radio Appearance david bahati 5

Robert Byamugisha Kakuru, the programs coordinator for Kick Corruption out of Kigezi was briefly detained by Police in Kabale after a radio appearance. Police charged him with inciting violence. Kakuru was arrested shortly after taking part in a radio talk show on Voice Of Kigezi
13:05
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Parliament Approves Newly Appointed Ministers evelyn anite 3

Parliament has today vetted and approved seven newly appointed ministers. The approved include Philemon Mateke, the incoming minister for Regional Cooperation, David Bahati as State Minister for Planning, Vincent Ssempijja as State Minister for Agriculture and others. The others vetted include the incoming Minister for Youth and Children Affairs Evelyn Anite, State Minister of Health Chris Baryomunsi, Information Minister Jim Muhwezi and State Minister for Higher Education Tickodri Togboa.
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US Cancels Aid To Uganda Over Anti-gay Law david bahati 1 Top story

The United States government has cut aid to Uganda as response to the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality law early this year. In the new measures, up to $2.4 million meant for funding a community policing programme would be halted in light of a police raid on a U.S.-funded health program at Makerere University and reports of people detained and abused while in police custody. The US will also reallocate $3 million in funding for a planned national public health institute to another African country, which it did not name.
13:35
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NRM Caucus Meeting to Review Kyankwanzi Resolutions state house entebbe 2

David Bahati, the Deputy Government Chief Whip says that the Caucus meeting is particularly reviewing the Kyankwanzi resolve to endorse President Yoweri Museveni as the sole NRM Presidential Candidate in 2016. He adds that members meeting today are devising means of moving this resolution forward.
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Anti-Gay Bill should Reflect Donor Interests-EU david bahati 2 1 Top story

Ambassador Schmidt in an interview with Uganda Radio Network says Europe’s partnership with Uganda is built on development of common principles such as human rights. These include no persecution of minorities on the basis of sex, religion, gender and sexual orientation.
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Full Story: Anti Homosexuality Bill Passed anti-gay bill 3 1 Top story

Parliament has today passed the Anti -Homosexuality Bill almost three years after it was first tabled on the floor of the house. The bill, which proposes life imprisonment for offenders, comes just a day after the House passed the Anti-Pornography Bill.
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38 NGOs to be De-registered for Promoting Homosexuality david bahati

Thirty eight Non Government Organisations—NGOs in Uganda risk being de-registered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs following accusations by government that they are involved in the recruitment, promotion and support of homosexual activities in the country.
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Gay Activists Released Without Charge david bahati

Four suspected gay activists, who were arrested on Monday on the orders of State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo, have been released by Police without any charges being preferred against them.
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NRM MPs Head To Kyankwanzi for 10-Day Retreat david bahati

This is the second marathon retreat in just three months and comes at a crisis moment when the ruling government is faced with a failing economy with inflation standing at 27 percent. The last retreat took place in October and dwelt mostly on the economy but with few results seen on the ground.
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Opposition Plans to sabotage presidential inauguration, says Kivejinja kirunda kivejinja 3

Government issues a statement in parliament on the walk to work protests. It says this is a ploy by the opposition to hijack the swearing in ceremony. But the opposition say they have no time to topple the government. They are instead asking government to do something about the escalating prices of essential commodities.
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MP Bahati Rushes to Rescue Anti-Gay Bill david bahati 1

Ndorwa MP David Bahati on a mission to enact his anti-homosexuality bill before the 8th parliament of Uganda is dissolved.
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