Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Governments in the East African Community seem to be determined to ease the cost of doing business in the region as they allocate massive budgets to infrastructural developments in the new financial year that start next month. The national budget estimates presented by the country’s finance ministers on June 08 shows that Tanzania plans to spend US$14.2 billion, Uganda US$8 billion and Rwanda US$2.5 billion during the financial 2017/18.
It is six months since Hope Murera was appointed the chief executive officer of the Nairobi based-Zep Re (PTA Reinsurance Company) that is charged with the task of promoting trade, development and integration within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region through trade of insurance and reinsurance business. She spoke to The Independent’s Isaac Khisa about the opportunities of Africa’s reinsurance business in Africa. What is driving you open offices in Uganda and Ethiopia?
Planned government borrowing and increased taxes to fund the Shs29 trillion budget for financial year 2017/2018 have left investors and business leaders worried about the coming year, ahead of the budget announcement next week, an informal survey by The Independent has shown. While expectations are mixed, any optimism in the private sector is cautious, tempered by low expectations of government’s ability to execute projects efficiently to create an enabling environment for private sector growth.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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