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Uganda's tobacco laws could see farmers' livelihoods go up in smoke

government wants to pass a bill that will restrict the manufacture and sale of tobacco and encourage people to give up smoking. "If the government wants to ban tobacco use, then we are going to suffer," Okippi says. "Where are we going to get money to ed
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 1, 2014 10:22

[Africa, Uganda] Farmers up in arms over Anti-Tobacco Bill

With more than 5,000 signatures collected from tobacco farmers and their families across the country, the petition seeks to overturn key clauses in the bill. The farmers place much of their attention on clauses 20-22, which seek to prohibit any partnersh
The Observer (ug)
added Jun 25, 2014 10:07

[Uganda] Trade ministry pokes holes in Tobacco Bill

The Ministry Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has called for a balance between health and economic interests within the proposed Tobacco Control Bill 2014 before it is passed into law....does not provide any guidelines for the financial implications on t
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Jun 23, 2014 13:42

[Africa, Uganda] Tobacco farmers worry of looming bill

Uganda Tobacco Growers Association (UTGA) have petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to consider their views on the looming Tobacco Control Bill, yet to be tabled in Parliament.
The Independent (ug)
added Jun 13, 2014 11:18

[Africa, Uganda] Health ministry calls for increase in tobacco taxes

ministry of Health has called for an increase in taxes on tobacco in order to cut down on smoking and reduce thousands of health complications that tobacco causes each year.
The Observer (ug)
added Jun 8, 2014 16:29

[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] 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

[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
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