Business

Dry Spell Causes Sharp Drop in Milk Production in Sheema

Summary: Twinomujuni attributed the reduction in milk production to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in March. SHEEMA: The General Secretary of Sheema Dairy Farmers’ Cooperative Union, Godwin Twinomujuni, has expressed concern over the significant reduction in milk volumes due to the ongoing dry spell, advising farmers to …

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PDM Execution on Good Progress in Kisoro

Summary: Dr. Ngabo reported that several sub-counties, including Muramba parish, have already received their allocations, with Muramba parish receiving 49 million shillings. KISORO: A total of 56 out of 58 PDM Saccos in Kisoro district have so far received their PDM funds on WENDI accounts, each amounting to 100,500,000 shillings …

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Kigezi Business Community Warned Against Fraudulent Financial Schemes

Summary: Dr. Protazio Begumisa, a board member of the CMA, highlighted that fraudsters often lure the public with attractive deals, leading people into fake investment schemes that result in significant losses. KABALE: Authorities from the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) have cautioned the business community in the Kigezi sub-region against fraudulent …

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RUBANDA: Fire Destroys Kiosks at Muko Market, Causing Millions in Damages

Summary: The incident occurred on Saturday morning, burning twenty-seven kiosks to ashes. RUBANDA: Fire has gutted kiosks at Muko Market in Muko Sub County, Rubanda West County causing damages worth millions of shillings. The incident occurred on Saturday morning, burning twenty-seven kiosks to ashes. According to Daudi Akampurira, the LC1 …

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Kabale Municipality Revokes Prepaid Rent Policy After Vendor Protests

Summary: Kabale Municipal Mayor Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha told our reporter that after discussions with the Municipal Technical Leadership, it was resolved that vendors could pay rent at their discretion, based on what each vendor can afford per month. KABALE: Authorities in Kabale Municipality have revoked their decision requiring vendors in …

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Kabale Central Market Vendors Protest Unfair Rent and License Charges

Summary: The vendors claim that the municipal authorities began collecting rent and license fees without signed tenancy agreements or clear assessments. KABALE: Kabale Central Market vendors on Wednesday closed their stalls and stormed the Kabale Municipal Offices in protest over what they called unfair occupancy rent charges and license taxation. …

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Kabale Market Vendors Lose Lockups After Sub-Renting Violations

Summary: After being allocated space, some vendors chose not to operate in the market and instead rented out their lock-ups to small-scale vendors. Some lock-ups were discovered to be owned by political and civil servants in Kabale District, which violates the new market guidelines. KABALE: A section of vendors who …

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Unregulated Tuk-Tuk Boom Threatens Tax Revenue Loss in Kabale

Summary: In June 2017, then-Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya issued a ban on the operation of Tuk-Tuks in the city. However, this order was swiftly overruled by President Museveni, who demonstrated his support by ceremonially riding in a Tuk-Tuk and declaring them free to ferry passengers in the city. KABALE: …

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Rubuguri Tipper Owners Threaten Legal Action against Kisoro Tippers’ Association over Truck Chaining

Summary: On Tuesday, two trucks were chained, marking the second incident after one truck was chained last week. Affected Rubuguri tipper owners, including Mucunguzi Wilberforce, Barnabas, and Mugambi, expressed their dissatisfaction at the RDC’s office. KISORO: Owners of tipper trucks from Rubuguri Town Council in Bukimbiri County have vowed to …

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Minister Magyezi Approves New Charging Policy for Kabale Central Market amidst Vendor Dispute

Summary: Under the new policy, vendors operating pitches, fish dealers, and chicken dealers will be subject to a local revenue tax of 15,000 shillings, while butchers will be charged 150,000 shillings. Lock-ups located on the ground floor will face charges ranging from 100,000 to 150,000 shillings, among other fees. KABALE: …

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