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Uganda’s economy in 2017

Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanue Tumusiime Mutebille

Analysis, projections and risks everyone needs to know! Ugandans have lived through difficult economic horizons. However, 2016 will be remembered for quite a time. It has been a year many Ugandans could not wait to end, for a number of reasons. First,it started with difficult political questions.Traditionally election years in …

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Politics of school fees

Minister Dr. John Muyingo

Can politicians or bureaucrats who own private schools regulate the education sector?   This week, schools started the new term and the New Year. Like it has been the case since 2008, schools increased fees children pay to attend classes and other activities. Throughout the week, social media were awash …

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The Economy in 2016

Minister of Finance and Planning Matia Kasaija

We started the year with unanswered questions; we are ending it with unconvincing answers! Many Ugandans cannot wait for 2016 to end. We started the year on tenterhooks, wondering what the future held for our country. Will the NRM party, and by extension the country, remain intact with Amama Mbabazi, …

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Real indicators of a sick economy

President Museveni mounting a bicycle in Luwero

You know Uganda’s economy ain’t working when Entebbe Road has light traffic, Ugandans turn down wedding invites, bars are empty, and churches and mosques are crowded!       On Wednesday this week, the publicist for Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MFPED), Jim Mugunga, wrote an article in the government-owned …

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A country is not a farm

President Yoweri Museveni

Mr. President, your successful farms in Kiruhura and Gomba offer little insight into what works in the maize gardens in Kasese and coffee plantations in Mbale, let alone in the banking and telecommunication sectors!   I feel lucky. Few people witness critical stages in their country’s economic transformation. I was …

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