Category Archives: Tech

Overview Of Uganda’s Proposed Tax Amendments For Financial Year 2020/21

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By Obedgiu Samuel

The Tax Amendment Bills 2020 have been tabled to Parliament by the Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and are to be discussed. These include:

The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill,

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill,

The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill,

and Stamps Duty (Amendment) Bill.

The amendments originated from president MUSEVENI, who under the law is under principle minister of finance. The minister only works on delegated authority

Covid-19: Qatar contact-tracing app exposes divide between rich and poor

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Many low-wage workers have been forced to borrow money to buy the latest phones needed to download the app

As Qatar prepares to slowly lift its coronavirus restrictions in four phases starting from Monday, new concerns are being raised about the Gulf nation’s contact-tracing app and its threat to users’ privacy.

Last month, Amnesty International revealed serious security vulnerabilities in the Ehteraz app, meaning “precaution” in English, saying it had potentially exposed the personal details of a million people.

Uganda Live budget speech 2020-2021

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The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is reading his budget speech for 2020-2021.

Government will announce a cut of billions of shillings off travel and conferences and ensure that ministries, departments and agencies become efficient as it faces limited funding to run the 2020/21 financial year budget to be read on Thursday.

Also, the government will seek to use agriculture as a resilient sector that will anchor the country’s growth next financial year as uncertainty over coronavirus crisis lingers on.

The tourism sector will be allocated 197 billion Shillings, a slight improvement from 193 billion Shillings in the 2019/20 financial despite it being the most battered by the effects of COVID-19. Government is expected to cut billions off all ministries’ travel budget both for inland and foreign trips.

Uganda Simi Mobile unveils regional marketing team

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By Eseru Paul

Simi mobile technologies, Uganda’s first manufacturing and assembling electronics company has unveiled a team of highly passionate, motivated, dedicated and distinguished marketing professionals to handle the ever expanding and growing demands for Uganda’s highly affordable and quality electronic products. Whisper Eye Reports.

These genuine and traceable brands that include; high definitive smart phones like the fancy s-630 (2.0 ghz octra core), featured phones like s-300, laptops, inter phones, dongles, accessories, among others have already hit both the local, regional and continental markets.

Coronavirus: Rwanda to use high-tech robots in fight against deadly pandemic

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Rwanda on Tuesday said the country will put five high-tech robots into use to fight COVID-19 in its treatment centers.

“The use of robots in fighting against COVID-19 will help doctors and nurses in reducing their contact with COVID-19 patients and minimizing their risk of infection with the deadly virus,” said Rwandan health minister Daniel Ngamije in Kanyinya hospital, in the capital city Kigali.

The robots, donated to the health ministry by the United Nations Development Program and the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation, have the capacity to screen 50 to 150 people per minute, deliver food and medication to patient rooms, capture data and notify officers on duty about detected abnormalities, said Ngamije.

Good News: Bobi Wine stages successful online live music show

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By Mulangira Hope

Uganda’s top Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu stages a successful music online concert. Whisper Eye Reports.

Mr Kyagulanyi a member of Parliament Kyadondo East attracted thousands of viewers on his social media platforms , mainly Facebook.

On Thursday Bobi Wine surprised Ugandans and his fans of his intention to hold an online music show amidst cheers from his fans world wide.

Sim Boxing suspects charged for electronic fraud

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 Six SIM boxing suspects arrested in Kampala last weekend, were on Thursday charged for electronic fraud at Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court.

Appearing before magistrates Stella Amabilis and Marion Mangeni, three of the accused, Kagulire Ibrahim, Mutyaba Edward and Kavuma Ben pleaded guilty, while three others; Musaazi Denis, Bingi Maxie, Lubega Ezra denied the charges.

Uganda Next bus running exclusively on electric batteries – Watch

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The 90 seater urban commuter bus is run exclusively on electric batteries and has a design range of 300 kms on a single charge, at a maximum operating speed of 80 kms per hour. Kiira Motors is constructing a vehicle plant at the Jinja industrial and business park where the company is expected to produce 5,000 vehicles annually.