Category Archives: Manufacturing

I can’t breathe! racial discrimination in corporate companies in Uganda – Mbayo Richard

Reading Time: 5 minutes

I can’t breathe, racial discrimination in corporate companies in Uganda

Is there hope for JUSTICE & EQUALITY for mankind after decades of colonialism, neocolonialism and all other forms of inequalities and biases? The hashtag “I can’t breathe” has gained popularity since the killing of George Floyd on 25th May,2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota US. However, this historic event should not be lost but rather act as a turning point in fighting against injustice across the globe.

Activism should inform policies, laws and their implementation for the betterment of mankind.

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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

Exclusive: URSB director Fiona Bayiga sacked for under performance

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Exclusive: URSB Director Fiona Bayiga has been sacked for under performance. Whisper Eye Reports.

Whisper Eye has learnt that Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) Director of Business Registration Ms Fiona Bayiga has been sacked.

A trusted reliable source has intimated to Whisper Eye that Ms Bayiga has been sacked by Bemanya Twebaze, the Registrar General of URSB on allegations of under performance and expiry of her contract.

Uganda Live budget speech 2020-2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes

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.

President Museveni bites again, orders Gen Odongo not to renew NIRA boss, Judy Obitre – Gama contract

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Uganda’s President Gen YK Museveni has yet again ordered the minister not to renew the Registration Authority (NIRA) Executive Director, Judy Obitre–Gama, contract. Whisper Eye Reports.

The President wrote to Gen Odongo the minister of internal affairs ordering him to work with the board of directors of NIRA and identify a suitable candidate.

He also asked Odongo to and “consult him , before a final decision is reached on the matter.”

Uganda Simi Mobile unveils regional marketing team

Reading Time: 2 minutes

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.

Untouchable Kateshumbwa and more 14 URA commisioners sacked by a presidential directive

Reading Time: 2 minutes

15 Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) top commissioners have been fired . Whisper Eye Reports.

URA John Musinguzi Rujoki has sacked 15 top commissioners and assistant commissioners from their positions.

Mr Henry Martins Saka and Dicksons Kateshumba have been sacked in line with a presidential directive as one measure to clean the dented tax body.

Great Big Story: Why Ugandans should support and buy Simi Mobile electronics

Reading Time: 3 minutes

By Eseru Paul

Simi mobile electronics, a subsidiary of Engo holdings Uganda limited was in November 2019 launched in Uganda by he the president at their factory located in Namanve industrial park, Wakiso district.

This follows a memorandum of understanding that was hitherto signed in July 2019 between government of Uganda the Chinese giant simi mobile technologies to start manufacturing and assembling mobile phones and laptops in the country.

Founded in 2013, simi electronics  is an excellent electronics products and service provider specialised in mobile phones (both featured & smart phones) , laptops, chargers, usb cables, tablets, wireless surveillance camera, site enforcement recorders, projectors,ear phones, wireless terminal products’ (mifi, routers, dongle, inter-phones) designing and producing.

Covid-19:Expect no direct financial stimulus , Finance Minister Kasaija says

Reading Time: 2 minutes

,

The Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said that the government does not have a provision for any fiscal stimulus for businesses that have been affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several economists and players within the private sector have been calling upon the government to consider giving economic stimulus packages to businesses, most especially Small and Medium Enterprises to save them from winding up. The said package is looked at inform of tax breaks, waivers, and direct recapitalization.

Coffee farmers in Kasese resort to donkeys for transport

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The ban on public transport has hit hard coffee factories and farmers in Kasese District. Farmers in hard to reach areas are finding a huge challenge to transport their coffee beans to factories.

Eric Katengo, a coffee farmer in Kalingwe in Kisinga Sub County, says both the curfew and ban on carrying passengers has affected the quality and volume of coffee they supply. He says buyers who use private means have seemingly halted the business.

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

Reading Time: < 1 minute

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.

The United States and Europe cannot abandon their leadership roles now – Raila Odinga

Reading Time: 4 minutes

The United States and Europe cannot abandon their leadership roles now.

Today, the whole world stands where Europe was in 1945. Europe recovered then thanks to massive international assistance. That same attitude of cooperation and solidarity is needed now more than ever before.

RAILA ODINGA

When I arrived in Germany for my studies in 1962, West Germany and virtually all of Europe were in the middle of a major reconstruction to repair the damage of World War II. The determination to keep fascism out of Europe, and the fear of a third world war, jolted the free world into action to save Europe from destitution.

So much help got pumped into West Germany that about a decade after the war, one would have been forgiven for believing that it was Germany that had won World War II. It was not European money that repaired Europe.

Boda Boda and Taxis to be reduced in Kampala as Lukwago opposes move

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Boda Boda and Taxis to be reduced in Kampala as Lukwago opposes . Whisper Eye Reports

Kampala Minister Betty Amongi and government officials are planning to reduce taxis and Boda bodas in Kampala City.

Reliable source has told Whisper Eye that a plan to reduce taxis and Boda Boda in Kampala is about to be announced by Government any time soon.

However Kampala Lord Mayor Hajji Ssalongo Erias Lukwago and his team oppose it saying its rushed and not good given the dire situation.