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[Africa] BAT Uganda profits drop by 65 percent

has blamed the increased taxation and a tough economic environment for the decline in its 2015 net profit position. The cigarettes importer and marketing company reported a profit of Shs7.8 billion in 2016, down from Shs20.2 billion at the end of 2015.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 22, 2017 15:50
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[Africa] The USD20 Million Investment Project in Northern Uganda to be Officially Launched in May 2017 - Founder Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa

Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of the PanAfrican Tobacco Group, has announced the forthcoming official opening of Meridian Tobacco Company (MTC) factory, together with its farmer development program, and food crop and forestry improvement, scheduled
PR Newswire
added Feb 13, 2017 23:37
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[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco growers bitter over delay in paying them

Onoria, said he is aware of the growers’ grievances and that the district authorities will not allow the companies to operate again. The current Parliamentary Agriculture Committee chaired by Mp Lowira Oketayot, has however drafted a final report seeking
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Feb 8, 2017 00:50
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[Africa, Uganda] 30 people in city arrested as police enforce tobacco law

Thirty people were last Saturday arrested in Kampala in the anti-tobacco operation conducted by the Uganda National Health Consumers Organisation [UNHCO] under the Ministry of Health and the police. This was in pursuit of the implementation of the Tobac
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jan 24, 2017 22:31
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[Africa, Asia, India, Uganda] Tobacco industry frustrating control – watchdog

An anti-tobacco misuse watchdog under the umbrella of Tobacco Control Forum has accused the tobacco industry of conniving with some government officials to frustrate tobacco control efforts. This was at a press briefing at Uganda National Health Consume
The New Vision (ug)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:35
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[Asia, India] Africa: Uganda Team Kicked Out of WHO Meeting

A team of Ugandan officials were on Monday blocked from attending a tobacco control meeting adding to a series of diplomatic embarrassments where senior government personnel have been denied entry into WHO meeting venues on the orders of their own governm
All-Africa.com
added Nov 11, 2016 13:12
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[Africa, Uganda] APIITA: Penalize fossil fuel and tobacco polluters for climate damages

"Defendants have engaged in and executed – and continue to engage in and execute – a massive 50-year scheme to defraud the public, including consumers of cigarettes, in violation of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”. Consequently in t
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:35
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[Africa, Uganda] No money to implement anti-smoking law - government

The Act, which was passed last year, is yet to be implemented because government has not released money for implementation of the policies. Government is currently developing policies and regulations to guide the implementation of the anti-smoking law.
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Oct 11, 2016 01:55
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[Africa, Uganda] MPs develop tough regulations on tobacco control

The Tobacco Control Act which was passed by the 9th Parliament on July 28 last year has failed to fulfill its obligation... The new proposed regulations on tobacco control prohibit incentives and privileges like tax holidays to tobacco business dealers, a
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 5, 2016 20:19
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[Africa, Uganda] Health Ministry calls for tripling of taxes on cigarettes

The Ministry of Health wants tax levied on cigarettes to be doubled or tripled. The ministry hopes the move will raise the prices of cigarettes and they will eventually become expensive for consumers. Last year, the Parliament passed the law of Anti-Toba
The New Vision (ug)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:09
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