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Govt To Turn NAADS Into Extension System - Kiwanuka

Govt To Turn NAADS Into Extension System - Kiwanuka | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Out of a total of 13.16 trillion shillings in the budget, Agricultural sector was allocated 394.4 billion shillings. An additional 9.2 billion has been given to strengthen the Fisheries Department in enforcing fishing regulations and standards.
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Arts Students Locked Out Of Loan Scheme

Arts Students Locked Out Of Loan Scheme | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Students offering Arts courses at University and other tertiary institutions will not benefit from the new student loans scheme which begins in the coming financial year.
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CDF Katumba Supports Motorcycle Fees Increase

CDF Katumba Supports Motorcycle Fees Increase | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The Chief of Defence Forces General Katumba Wamala says the increase on motorcycle registration fees will bring sanity to the youth who were selling off land in their villages to enter the business.
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Improving accountability a must – Kiwanuka

Improving accountability a must – Kiwanuka | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

The challenge of service delivery in Uganda is not lack of sufficient financial resources, but the achievement of maximum efficiency and effectiveness in the utilization of limited resources, Finance Maria Kiwanuka has said.

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Public reacts to the budget

Public reacts to the budget | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

This budget tends to project that all is well but the reality is, all is not well. Secondly, the budget as it stands without donor support, we are in a deficit of more than 3.7 trillion shillings and therefore we should expect revisions and supplementaries in a short while to come.

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Sports allocated 7bn in 2013/14 Budget

Sports allocated 7bn in 2013/14 Budget | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
IN a conclusion to her budget presentation, Kiwanuka paid tribute to sportsmen and women for their contribution to lifting the country on the international stage
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Good for Ugandans to fund own budget

Good for Ugandans to fund own budget | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

With external budget support shrinking by a staggering 93 per-cent, the minister of Finance announced today that Uganda is funding the coming year’s budget largely from domestic revenue sources.

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BUDGET: Experts react

As part of Budget Day coverage, New Vision assembled a panel of experts to discuss the budget estimates for 2013/2014
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HIGHLIGHTS-East Africa 2013/14 budgets

NAIROBI, June 13 (Reuters) - Following are highlights fromthe Ugandan, Tanzanian and Rwandan budgets for the 2013/14fiscal year starting in July. TANZANIA - FINANCE MINISTER WILLIAM MGIMWA
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Museveni calls Egypt’s statements about River Nile Chauvinistic

Museveni calls Egypt’s statements about River Nile Chauvinistic | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

President Yoweri Museveni spared some few minutes at yesterday’s budget reading to warn the Egyptian government against uttering ‘chauvinistic statements’ in regard to the use of the River Nile waters.

Museveni’s caution followed an impassioned speech  by...

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2013/14 Budget winners and losers

http://ntvuganda.co.ug/ There has been no new tax exemptions or tax reductions but only tax increases in this financial year as government forges ahead with ...
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Budget estimates: Why such apathy?

Budget estimates: Why such apathy? | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Yesterday was Budget Day for Tanzania and all the other four East African Community partner states: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Even going by this fact alone, it would ordinarily be a big day indeed.

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EU Welcomes Reduction In External Budget Support | Red Pepper

EU Welcomes Reduction In External Budget Support | Red Pepper | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it

Donor communities have welcomed news that Uganda will fund 80 percent of its 2013/2014 budget.

Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka on Thursday announced that the budget is historical this time, as over 80 percent of the resources are internally generated.

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Budget: Health Activists Disappointed

Budget: Health Activists Disappointed | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Health activists have expressed disappointment with the 2013/2014 budget pronouncements for the health sector.
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Locals In Luweero Angered By Proposed Taxes On Fuel, Water

Locals In Luweero Angered By Proposed Taxes On Fuel, Water | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Residents and local leaders in Luweero have condemned the newly proposed value added tax on fuel and Water describing the government as insensitive to the poor.
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Uganda allocates more funds to the roads sector - The New Times Rwanda

Uganda allocates more funds to the roads sector - The New Times Rwanda | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Kampala – The Ugandan government has allocated sh72.7b more to the Uganda Road Fund to enhance funding for national road maintenance. The total allocation for the roads sector amounts to sh352.9b.
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Roads sector gets more money

Roads sector gets more money | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Government has allocated sh72.7b more to the Uganda Road Fund to enhance funding for national road maintenance. The total allocation for the roads sector amounts to sh352.9b.
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Agriculture gets Shs394.4b of national cake

Agriculture gets Shs394.4b of national cake | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The minister said in the next financial year a total of Shs394.4 billion would be allocated to agriculture indicating a 3.9 per cent increment from last financial year’s Shs378.9 billion.
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VAT on water to raise sh8b

VAT on water to raise sh8b | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Government will generate sh8b from VAT on water.
The move is to improve tax administration and generate revenues, finance minister, Maria Kiwanuka said Thursday.
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MUSEVENI: Government funding 80% of 2013/14 Budget

http://ntvuganda.co.ug/ The President Yoweri Museveni in his Budget speech set his eyes on energy with plans for a massive thermal dam and backed Ethiopia ov...
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Government gives priority to roads

The works and transport sector took the biggest proportion of the budget that was read yesterday after the Government deciding to give the sector an extra sh744.7b.
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Government increases fuel tax by 50 per cent

Government increases fuel tax by 50 per cent | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The energy sector estimates show that the biggest chunk of the Shs1.7 trillion budget will go to preparations for construction of an oil refinery and the Karuma Hydro Power project.
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Government shifts focus to boost quality of education

Government shifts focus to boost quality of education | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
The Shs1.8 trillion allocation to education will go towards imparting the necessary skills required to enhance society’s wellbeing.
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E.A.C Budgets Tabled

Finance ministers from the rest of the east African community member countries also presented their budgets amid growing expenditure across the region. In Ug...
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China to Offer $500m Aid For Uganda’s $2.2b Karuma Power Project

China to Offer $500m Aid For Uganda’s $2.2b Karuma Power Project | 7-Day News Coverage of Uganda's National Budget 13-14 | Scoop.it
Concessional funding in addition to Uganda govt’s $700m equity financing, Finance Ministry says in budget document handed to reporters in capital, Kampala.
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