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Government to hike taxes in Budget amid aid cut | KFM

Government to hike taxes in Budget amid aid cut | KFM | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka will today unveil a budget believed to have been derived from tough decisions as President Museveni’s government seeks to convince Ugandans that there are no easy solutions to a deepening cash crisis worsened by an aid freeze resulting from wanton theft of government resources at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Standard Digital News : : Health - Change for Health

Standard Digital News : : Health - Change for Health | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

In depth investigation of Kenya's health spending from Standard Digital News.

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AFRICA INVESTMENT-Weaning E.Africa from aid proving a taxing affair

AFRICA INVESTMENT-Weaning E.Africa from aid proving a taxing affair | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

East Africa's economies - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda - may need to do more than just present their budgets simultaneously if they are to draw the foreign investment they need to wean themselves off aid.

The countries are working to ...

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Government supported schools set to struggle in 2013

Government supported schools set to struggle in 2013 | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Hardships. School administrators cite delay in releasing funds and failure to increase budgetary allocation to the education sector as challenges they have been facing in the past.

 

With an enrollment of 3, 000 students, one would easily think Soroti High School proprietors are reaping big. But Mr Samuel Ediu, the head teacher regrets why he partnered with the government to implement Universal Secondary Education (USE) as the school grapples with underfunding.

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Expansionary Budgets in East Africa to Support Growth – Fitch Ratings

Expansionary Budgets in East Africa to Support Growth – Fitch Ratings | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Budgets announced yesterday across the East African Community (EAC) remained firmly expansionary, with governments placing growth and social transformation at the top of the fiscal agenda. According to budgets for FY14 jointly published by EAC countries, government deficits will average 6.1% of GDP in the three countries rated by Fitch in the region, Kenya ('B+'), Uganda ('B') and Rwanda ('B').

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Budget: EAC states prioritise growth - The New Times Rwanda

Budget: EAC states prioritise growth - The New Times Rwanda | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The East African Community (EAC) partner states yesterday presented their national Budgets with a focus on the socio-economic transformation in the next fiscal year of 2013/2014.
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BUDGET: Increased Fuel Tax Will Hurt Common Man | Red Pepper

BUDGET: Increased Fuel Tax Will Hurt Common Man | Red Pepper | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

The 2013/2014 Budget presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka shows a 50 shillings additional excise duty on fuel.

This additional fuel levy was identified and proposed by the presidential advisory committee on the budget. Road users including passengers, drivers, motorcyclists and other have expressed their views and worries on the additional levy saying that it is going to have a tall on their income.



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Museveni cautions Egypt on Nile waters

Museveni cautions Egypt on Nile waters | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
President Museveni says the biggest threat to the Nile is not building hydropower dams, but the continued under development of countries in the tropics.
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Museveni explains donor aid reductions

Museveni explains donor aid reductions | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
He said misunderstanding in the manner of fight against graft led to aid cuts by some donor countries.
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New taxes announced, Museveni speaks out on aid cuts | KFM

New taxes announced, Museveni speaks out on aid cuts | KFM | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

President Yoweri Museveni has lashed out at some members of the donor community over the recent aid cuts. Several development partners withdrew aid to Uganda over increased mismanagement of funds in many government departments.

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East African states raise taxes to fund growing budgets

East African states raise taxes to fund growing budgets | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

NAIROBI, June 13 (Reuters) - Kenya will ask for more cashfrom its wealthy citizens through a capital gains tax while Uganda will increase taxes to make up for falling donor support,the finance ministers...

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Kiwanuka reads tax-filled budget

Kiwanuka reads tax-filled budget | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The budget has met quite negative reactions, with many saying taxes on kerosene and mobile money transfers will see the poor pushed to the wall.
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Defence Budget To Hit One Trillion Shillings

Defence Budget To Hit One Trillion Shillings | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The Defence and security sector is expected to take another sizeable chunk of the 2013/2014 budgetary allocations when Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka reads her third budget today.
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Roads, Education Take Up Bulk Of 2013/2014 Budget

Roads, Education Take Up Bulk Of 2013/2014 Budget | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Among the key proposals, Kiwanuka has allocated close to 2.4 trillion shillings to roads and transport sector, while 1.8 trillion shillings goes to education.
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Will health Budget address country’s ‘ailing’ sector?

Will health Budget address country’s ‘ailing’ sector? | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Finance minister, Ms Maria Kiwanuka yesterday read the 2013/14 national Budget, outlining recruitment of health workers, improving infrastructure and eradicating malaria as key priorities for the health sector.

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15 years needed to raise tax base - experts

15 years needed to raise tax base - experts | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

While the Minister of Finance, Ms Maria Kiwanuka, has announced increase in taxation as a way of expanding Uganda’s tax base, business analysts and economists say more comprehensive approaches should have been undertaken.

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NBS Morning Breeze 2013-2014 Budget (Guest: Mr Odok Peter- President Uganda Local Gov't Association

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Uganda Cuts ICT Budget by Shs 200million

Uganda Cuts ICT Budget by Shs 200million | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The government has cut funding to the ICT sector down playing the need to fast truck the growth of Uganda Information and Communications Technology sector.
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Uganda - Tax proposals in 2013 budget | KPMG | GLOBAL

 

The authorities also plan to review the value chain of the petroleum and mining sectors during 2013 and 2014.

 

Read a June 2013 report [PDF 1 MB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Uganda: Uganda 2013: Budget Brief

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Tax Proposals and Implications of the Government of Uganda Budget 2013/2014

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President Museveni speaks after the budget presentation - National - monitor.co.ug

President Museveni speaks after the budget presentation - National - monitor.co.ug | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
EAT 5:28 The Egyptians say that there is a threat of building dams on the Nile. But the lack of electricity is leading people to cut trees for energy.
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Government to hike taxes in Budget amid aid cut | KFM

Government to hike taxes in Budget amid aid cut | KFM | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka will today unveil a budget believed to have been derived from tough decisions as President Museveni’s government seeks to convince Ugandans that there are no easy solutions to a deepening cash crisis worsened by an aid freeze resulting from wanton theft of government resources at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Uganda brings back VAT on hotel accommodation

Uganda brings back VAT on hotel accommodation | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
BUDGET RESTORES VAT ON HOTEL ACCOMMODATION (Posted 14th June 2013) The budget announcement yesterday afternoon, made by Uganda’s Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka, that the VAT exemption for hotel ac...
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Roads, Education Take Up Bulk Of 2013/2014 Budget | Red Pepper

Roads, Education Take Up Bulk Of 2013/2014 Budget | Red Pepper | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka  on Thursday presented the 2013/2014 budget to Parliament at Serena Hotel in Kampala, with several key proposals being suggested for the next financial year.
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Masaka Locals Want Budget To Focus On Education, Health & Agric

Masaka Locals Want Budget To Focus On Education, Health & Agric | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Increasing funding for education, Health and Agriculture is dominating the wish-list for majority of residents in Masaka district. Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka presents the National Budget estimates for 2013/2014 before parliament today.
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Vox Pop: Budget Will Not Change Much

Vox Pop: Budget Will Not Change Much | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Kasule, a vendor in Nakasero Market, is pessimistic about the budget. He says the budget will be presented anyway and he will have to accept it.
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