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On 14th June 2022, Hon Matia Kasaija, through the Budget speech , highlighted that the Government’s stance for the FY 2022/23 was neither to introduce new taxes nor increase existing rates. This was on account to support economic recovery in addition to reducing tax leakages. According to the...
Ugandans recently received the FY 2022/23 budget. This year's budget is hinged on a theme: "Full Monetization of Uganda's Economy through Commercial Agriculture, Industrialization, Expanding and Broadening Services, Digital Transformation and Market Acces. The budget is well aligned with the...
Energy transition refers to the global energy sector’s shift from fossil-based systems of energy production and consumption — including oil, natural gas, and coal — to renewable energy sources like wind and solar, as well as lithium-ion batteries among others. The increasing penetration of...
COVID-19 impacted gendered roles and responsibilities of households and community members as women continue to shoulder the burden of care and undertake a greater proportion of household labour. A new Oxfam report, The Ignored Pandemic, shows an increase in gender-based violence (GBV) during the...
This past year, Uganda has made great strides towards promoting transparency in the extractive industries. Indeed, Uganda has joined the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for transparency in oil, gas, and mining. However, the EITI global body is failing to...
Growing up in rural Uganda in Mpondwe village, Rwenzori subregion, I enjoyed swimming with my peers in Mpondwe river which flows from Mount Rwenzori. This was typical of village life. We would innocently dive in the deep water, oblivious of the risks and swim, forgetting any other chores we had for...
On Sunday 11th April 2021, oil companies and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania signed three accords: a tariff and transportation agreement, shareholding agreement, and Host Government Agreement. The signing of these paves the way for the development of key oil infrastructure projects, such as...
Water points are favorite play areas for children in rural areas. The pull could be because of the joy of drinking water that is clean and safe, the fascination of watching it fill up buckets, or simply splashing it all over the place. Five-year-old Wini (Juba Arabic for Winnie) is no exception on...
It’s 2021 and schools have to re-open after a mandatory lockdown was imposed on all institutions across the country, which was meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. Uganda, like the rest of the world, experienced the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruptive effects on people’s lives. Women and men in...
Food connects all of us and other living things. In fact, there is no living thing on earth that doesn’t eat. This means that everyone needs food at all times. Thus food needs to be available, accessible, affordable, safe, and of preference to the individuals that need it. However, with the rising...

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