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[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco bill irks Kanungu

If passed in its current form, the Tobacco Control Bill 2014 would hurt farmers, tobacco farmers from Kanungu district wrote in their petition to parliament. They say the proposed tax increments and a ban on tobacco growing, advertising, promotion and s
The Observer (ug)
added May 30, 2014 06:07

[Africa, Uganda] Traders’ body denounces tobacco control bill

He said if the bill was passed in its current form, it would cost Ugandans billions of shillings in taxes, let alone jobs to hundreds of farmers growing tobacco in north-western Uganda. “One of the problems is that our brothers from the neighbouring cou
The Observer (ug)
added May 29, 2014 00:04

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco law smokes out traders

proposed Tobacco Control Bill has attracted traders who under their umbrella organization KACITA – Uganda say...that the provision will make it impossible for any distributor, wholesale, retailer to deal in any tobacco product. “This is because there can
East African Business Week
added May 20, 2014 07:08

[Africa, Uganda] UNBS under fire over cigarette certification

Uganda National Bureau of Standards is on the spot for certifying cigarettes. City traders under their umbrella body Kampala City Traders’ Association say the standards body should stop the exercise until debate on the Tobacco Control Bill 2014 that is cu
KFM 93.3 (Kampala, UG)
added May 15, 2014 09:30

[Africa, Uganda] BATU warns of illicit trade as tobacco law looms

BATU, nevertheless, fears the bill could spur illicit trade of tobacco. According to the Tobacco (Control and Marketing) Act 1967, BATU provides seeds for the farmers who are only required to sell to BATU. This could all change if the bill is passed wit
The Observer (ug)
added May 15, 2014 11:51

[Uganda] Tobacco firms want rules reviewed

Tobacco companies have requested the Parliamentary Committee on Health to review the 500 meter and 100 meter rules in the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 because they indirectly ban smoking in Uganda. Jonathan D’Souza, the Managing Director British Am
East African Business Week
added Apr 29, 2014 06:43

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco farmers accused of wasting earnings

MPs have asked tobacco companies to support initiatives that will ensure that tobacco farmers who receive cash payments and do not use misuse them for pleasures. Revelations made by MPs from tobacco growing areas depicted how excited tobacco farmers upo
The New Vision (ug)
added Apr 21, 2014 17:48

[Uganda] Baryomunsi accuses BATU of blackmail

Kinkizi East Member of Parliament, Chris Baryomunsi, has claimed British American Tobacco Uganda (BATU) is blackmailing him to drop the Tobacco Control Bill. He said the company had written to him saying it would stop supporting tobacco activities in Nya
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 4, 2014 13:17

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco companies frustrating Bill, says MP

The mover of the Tobacco Control Bill in parliament, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, has expressed concern over tobacco companies which have started up on a move to frustrate the Bill which has already passed the first reading. The legislator says he received a l
The New Vision (ug)
added Apr 4, 2014 13:21

[Uganda] Farmers to lose Shs3b as BAT suspends operations in Kigezi

“Due to higher costs of production, tobacco growing has become increasingly less economically viable. This is primarily driven by the increasing cost of wood fuel,” said Mr D’Souza. “We would normally start contacting farmers in the area during May, howe
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Apr 4, 2014 13:18
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