NEWS AND EVENTS - TOBACCO INDUSTRY NEWS
Uganda: BAT to pay $5.8m to shareholders in June. KAMPALA, UGANDA - Shareholders of British American Tobacco Uganda (BAT Uganda) are set to earn a total of Ushs 20.3 billion as dividends for the year ended 31st December 2015.

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Alliance One Donates To Lilongwe Orphanage Center
Aug 09, 2019: One of the country’s tobacco buying and processing companies Alliance One Tobacco Malawi Limited has donated various school materials to Adziwa Orphanage Center based at the high density location of Kauma in Lilongwe worth over MK2.3 million.

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Agriculture Transformation Opens Up New Fellowship, Scholarship For Malawi Students
July 25, 2019:  The Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) has awarded a grant to the Institute of International Education, Inc. (IIE) for the launch of the pilot Fellowship and Scholarship Fund (FSF).

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Tax Evasion In Uganda’s Tobacco Market At 22% Accounting To Ush30 Billion
July 30, 2019:  According to third party research findings, the Tobacco market in Uganda saw an increase in illicit tax evaded cigarette sales in the first quarter of this year, standing at 22.2%. This, according to the research,  translates to an estimated loss in Government revenue of Ushs 30 billion annually.

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Cigarette maker BAT faults Treasury over raised ‘sin’ tax
Jul 20, 2019: Cigarette maker BAT has challenged the Government’s plan to burden tobacco and alcohol companies with more taxes. The firm says the move may be counterproductive.

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Tips from former smokers: James’ story (CDC)