Category «Business»

Government criticized over mobile money tax

By Samuel Ssebuliba Parliament has been criticized for passing the controversial taxes on mobile money transactions and social media use. The Excise Duty Amendment Act of 2018 was passed yesterday amid strong protest from some Members of Parliament. The new law will impose a mandatory Shs200 daily levy for WhatsApp users starting July 1st, while …

Energy experts call for strategy on clean cooking

By Benjamin Jumbe Government has been challenged to work on formulating a clean cooking strategy for the country. This call is made against a background that over 96% of the country’s population rely on biomas for fuel. An independent consultant Moses Nuwaha hired to review work plans and budgets of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Clean …

Go slow on the oil, Gov’t warned

By Ritah Kemigisa. As Uganda prepares to get its first Oil in 2020, government has been warned to take all the processes involved in producing this oil slow but sure. Jack Lau an international oil and gas expert says Uganda needs to be very patient by first getting the infrastructure and the required skills right. …

Ugandans yearn for affordable clean cooking energy

By Benjamin Benjamin Lack of awareness and limited access to affordable credit have been cited as some of the challenges hampering the adoption of clean cooking technologies. Over 90 percent of the country’s population is currently relying on biomas fuel for cooking which situation has increased pressure on the natural resources. Speaking during a clean …