East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya Tapping into East Africa’s tech savvy population to drive Innovation and Financial Inclusion NAIROBI, Kenya, January 9, 2018/ — ‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa elaborating the theme of…

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Parliament Directs Minister to Re-Table GMO Bill

Parliament Directs Minister to Re-Table GMO Bill

By URN. The Speaker of Parliament has directed the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation to re-table the National Biotechnology and Bio-safety bill 2012. In December, President Yoweri Museveni rejected to sign the National Biotechnology and Bio-safety Bill 2012, which seeks to provide a regulatory framework for safe development and application of biotechnology, research, development, and release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although Parliament had passed the bill, President Museveni returned it seeking clarification on…

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Budget Advocates Worried Of Continued Budgetary Borrowing

Budget Advocates  Worried Of Continued Budgetary Borrowing

  Budget advocacy CSOs under their umbrella body CSBAG are raising serious concerns over the continued and increasing govt external borrowing to finance the national budget saying this spells doom for the future of Uganda. Addressing a joint press conference today in Kampala, the executive director, CSBAG Julius Mukunda says in the coming 2018/19 budget govt plans to pay interest rates to local and external loan obligations is projected to be UGX.2.7 trillion which accounts…

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