URA, Trade Ministry Move To Eliminate Business Barriers

When it comes to partying and concerts, click information pills Ugandans always do it in the night time but Daniel Kigozi alias Navio is doing it all differently. He is putting up a day time rap concert slated for August 23rdat Katikati that will kick off at exactly 10am in the morning.

Uganda’s king of Rap and Klear Kut member promised his fans a fun filled show as there will be performances from various talented artistes like Bebe Cool, visit Chameleon, Bobi Wine, Keko, Sheebah and many more.

“I can’t wait to get on stage.#NavioConcert, 2014 is happening on August 23rd. We’re partying all day long. Look out for all the hottest acts coming through to show support. This one is for you my love,” Navio intimated to his fans.

His fans took to social media to show their excitement as this concert will be different from the other concerts that are usually held at night.

“I have your back brother and I will be there. It is going to be the first time to watch you perform live,’ one fan noted.
Uganda Revenue Authority and Ministry of Trade have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to eliminate barriers and bureaucracies that affect the ways of doing business.

This is through a one stop electronic trade clearance system known as the Electronic Single Window System (E-SW).

The system was launched this week by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, thumb the Minister of Trade, for sale Industry and Cooperatives at Serena Hotel.

According to Kyambadde, the E-SW system is a “platform for information exchange and improved trade facilitation in the country.”


She added: “It will link government, clearing agencies and local traders easing international trade.  For Kyambadde, the system will also complement other national and regional trade facilitation initiatives such as; Integrated Border Management (IBM) and One-Stop- Border Posts (OSBP) that are yet to go on-line.”

The MOU team shares a light moment after the signing
The MOU team shares a light moment after the signing

Once fully implemented, Kyambadde noted that stakeholders within Government and the Private Sector would be consulted to get the necessary data needed to operationalise the system to make it possible for traders and transporters to declare goods admissible to the authorities at border control using a single portal.

Given the progress of the implementation of ASYCUDA and its capacity to implement electronic documents, it has been decided that ASYCUDA will be used as the IT platform to develop the Electronic Single Window in Uganda.

Meanwhile, the comprehensive implementation of the Electronic Single Window project is estimated to cost USD 13 million.

TradeMark East Africa has committed to finance the first phase of the implementation to the tune of USD 5million.

The team that has “made things happen” in a group picture
The team that has “made things happen” in a group picture

Allen Asiimwe, the Country Director of TradeMark East Africa hopes for more success stories in Uganda given massive investments in time and reduced costs of sea savings of up to 17 million dollars annually in Rwanda.

For URA boss

Kagina, this system is intended to reduce bureaucracies and ease business for the Private sector.

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