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UCC Procures Telephone Traffic Monitoring System

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According to Shakib Nsubuga, Country Manager of Lamudi in Uganda, this year the real estate sector is expected to take several leaps forward especially in the ICT sector.

He added that real estate stakeholders should embrace the digital era in 2016.

Predictions for the real estate sector in 2016

General Real Estate Growth

According to real estate experts from Lamudi, Uganda, the rapid population growth in the country and the need for better infrastructure will lead to an increase in the demand for housing and better infrastructure.

With better infrastructure throughout the country, there will be a major growth in the real estate sector as there will be easy access to other districts due to improved infrastructure and ease in movement of raw materials.

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In the next 12 months we will see completion of projects in the housing sector in order to accommodate the continuous population.

Technological leap

Telecom companies have introduced cheaper internet packages and smarter phones to the market and this has made mobile applications/technology a driving innovation in the country.

Ugandans now look to their portable gadgets and online for solutions on the go.

Real estate practitioners have started paying attention to these innovations and we are bound to see more of them turning to this innovation as a convenient solution in the next 12 months.

Foreign Investment

Despite the uncertainty of the general elections, experts predict an increase in these investments.

With the rapid population growth in the country and the city center, there is high demand for infrastructure and housing in the country.

This will create opportunities for different corporations to invest in the country, this will also have a positive impact on the economy in general.

Increase in Affordable Housing

With the increase in demand of affordable housing real estate investors are expected to invest in development of affordable housing.

There has been a low supply in the recent years to the demand for affordable housing but with the growth in the middle class, we are bound see the increase in the availability of affordable housing.
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According to Shakib Nsubuga, Country Manager of Lamudi in Uganda, this year the real estate sector is expected to take several leaps forward especially in the ICT sector.

He added that real estate stakeholders should embrace the digital era in 2016.

Predictions for the real estate sector in 2016

General Real Estate Growth

According to real estate experts from Lamudi, Uganda, the rapid population growth in the country and the need for better infrastructure will lead to an increase in the demand for housing and better infrastructure.

With better infrastructure throughout the country, there will be a major growth in the real estate sector as there will be easy access to other districts due to improved infrastructure and ease in movement of raw materials.

In the next 12 months we will see completion of projects in the housing sector in order to accommodate the continuous population.

Technological leap

Telecom companies have introduced cheaper internet packages and smarter phones to the market and this has made mobile applications/technology a driving innovation in the country.

Ugandans now look to their portable gadgets and online for solutions on the go.

Real estate practitioners have started paying attention to these innovations and we are bound to see more of them turning to this innovation as a convenient solution in the next 12 months.

Foreign Investment

Despite the uncertainty of the general elections, experts predict an increase in these investments.

With the rapid population growth in the country and the city center, there is high demand for infrastructure and housing in the country.

This will create opportunities for different corporations to invest in the country, this will also have a positive impact on the economy in general.

Increase in Affordable Housing

With the increase in demand of affordable housing real estate investors are expected to invest in development of affordable housing,

There has been a low supply in the recent years to the demand for affordable housing but with the growth in the middle class, experts say we are bound see the increase in the availability of affordable housing.
A poll conducted by the professors from the United Kingdom universities shows that majority of Ugandans disagree with the practice of ferrying supporters by political candidates, ailment http://davescheapbikes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-autosave-post-v1-1-endpoint.php and want it to be punishable.

The survey conducted solely for academic purposes sought to establish the attitudes of voters towards the elections and election activities as the country strolls toward next month’s presidential, http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php parliamentary and local government elections.

ChimpReports yesterday published the first segment of the survey, http://denafilmax.com/wp-admin/includes/ms-deprecated.php only a day after the pollsters led by professors from Durham and Warwick Universities in the UK handed the final copy of their report to the President Yoweri Museveni and the opposition leaders.

The professors partnered with the African studies top ranking journal known as African Affairs representing the Royal African Society and Oxford University Press.

The poll extensively looked at the attitudes of eligible voters towards eight common electoral malpractices.

A firm 86.1% of the 19000 respondents stated that bussing (ferrying) of voters to the polling stations is “wrong and should be punished.”

It has been commonplace in previous election for candidates to sponsor transportation of voters of certain classes such as students in urban areas back to their villages to participate in the voting.

10% percent of the respondents said the practice is “wrong but understandable” since some voters have no means of transport and it is not provided by the Electoral Commission. 3.9 percent answered that it is “not wrong at all”.

Meanwhile 85.4 percent of the respondents from across the country asked about hate speech during the campaign period said it is “wrong and should be punished”.

11.6 percent said hate speech is wrong but understandable and 3.0 percent said it is “not wrong at all”.

89.8 percent of the voters are opposed to the use of militia (election gangs) by different parties of candidates to protect their votes.

The 89.8 percent want the practice punishable while 7.8 said the vice is wrong but understandable and 2.4 percent said it is not wrong at all.

89.1 percent of the respondents disagreed with ballot box stuffing and want anyone implicated in the practice to be punished.

The country recently witnessed massive ballot stuffing in some polling areas during the ruling National Resistance Movement primary elections for parliamentary flag bearers.

8.3 percent said ballot box stuffing is wrong but understandable and 2.5 percent of Ugandan voters have no problem with ballot stuffing.

When asked about voter bribery during campaigns and on the poling day 59.0 percent of voters said it is wrong and should be punished while 23.3 percent find it understandable and 17.7 said it is not wrong at all.

Only 27.8 percent of voters said channeling of development during campaign periods is wrong and should be punishable.

The practice is common with the government in the case of presidential elections where roads, bridges and other amenities are usually fast tracked towards the election period.

22.3 percent said it is wrong but understandable and the majority 49.9 percent of Ugandan voters believes that channeling of development during the campaign period is not wrong at all.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has moved to obtain special technology systems to monitor telecom operators’ traffic with the view of avoiding a loss in revenues through under declarations, pilule http://demibahagia2u.my/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php Chimp Corps report.

The development comes high on the heels of the Auditor General’s (AG) report advising UCC to build sufficient capacity of its revenue collection system to independently verify the revenue figures reflected in the operators audited financial statements to counter the likelihood of audit risk/ or collusion.

UCC management observed that “procurement of a traffic monitoring system is on-going which will enable monitoring of telecom traffic and verification of revenues submitted by operators.”

The communications regulatory body collects an annual levy on gross annual revenue (GAR) of telecom operators at a rate of 2 percent.

This levy constituted 27 percent of the commissions projected revenues in the financial year 2014/2015.

UCC is now required to remit 1 percent of the operators’ GAR to the consolidated fund and it relies on the operators audited financial statements to raise invoices of the 2 percent levy on GAR.

During the last financial year, page the Commission budgeted to collect revenue worth Shs 104,698,319,136.

However, actual revenue collected amounted to only Shs 84,357,297,401 creating a shortfall of Shs 20,341,021,735 which is a 19 percent deficit.

Management explained that the revenue shortfall was mainly due to unforeseen changes that occurred after budgeting like the reduction in use of microwave spectrum due to some operators adopting new technologies (fiber cables as an alternative to microwave spectrum).

Other reasons given were the non-billing of UTL during the financial year for the spectrum held as processes for license revocation had already been initiated, introduction of an excise tax by the Income Tax amendment of 2013 on incoming international traffic which is being collected by Uganda Revenue Authority, set up of the one area network for northern corridor and lack of interest earnings from anticipated fixed deposits on idle funds.

UCC further said it had intensified debt collection efforts by taking legal action against UTL through their external lawyers after exhausting internal collection measures only for its efforts to be curtailed when government communicated a Cabinet Decision to transform the entire debt into Uganda Government shares in the firm.

Management further explained that for the other debtors, efforts have yielded some results from five of the firms and legal processes are still ongoing for the other two firms.

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