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Bank of Uganda threatens to cap lending rates

In a letter from the Central Bank Governor, Bank of Uganda has threatened to cap the interest that commercial banks can charge borrowers, after the industry failed to reduce loan rates in response to cuts in benchmark rates. David Walakira, Policy Analyst and Development Economist joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID19: Uganda to seek loan from World Bank, Central Bank to provide liquidity

Uganda’s Central Bank said it would provide liquidity to commercial banks among other actions it was taking to cushion them from the negative effects.

Uganda’s NDP still on its quest to achieve Vision 2040

Uganda’s National Development Plan 2 is the second in a series of six 5-year Plans aimed at achieving Vision 2040. So far over $38.7 million has already been allocated towards its realization against a set target of $30.6 billion. To understand how the money is spent and how the government can build on the momentum, David Walakira, Policy Analyst & Development Economist joins CNBC Africa for more.

Uganda’s National Development Plan: Here’s what worked well & what didn’t

Uganda’s National Development Plan is the second in a series of six 5-year plans aimed at achieving Vision 2040. The goal of this plan is to propel the country into middle income status by 2020 with a per capita income of USD1,033. To help understand how this will be realized is David Walakira, Policy Analyst and Development Economist joins CNBC Africa for more.
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