The Bank of Uganda has embarked on a study to establish how much money Ugandans living abroad have sent into the country during the past year. In 2010, Ugandans living abroad remitted 768 million dollars, according to UNDP. The amount outstrips the financial assistance in form of loans that the country received from World Bank in the last two years.
Trouble between Ggwavu and Masaka municipality started after he was sacked by the district service commission for allegedly remitting shillings 200 million to Uganda Revenue Authority-URA as Pay As you Earn-PAYE Tax without negotiation.
Makerere University exams start today after lecturers resolved to suspend their strike over salary increment. The lecturers under their umbrella, Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) last week announced a sit-down strike once again demanding a 100% salary increment. In the MUASA General Assembly on Sunday, however, the lecturers agreed to suspend the strike after the University management agreed to include their demands in the 2013/2014 budget.