MUKONO-The higher HIV/AIDS prevalence rates among women in fishing communities in East Africa have been blamed on the unequal power relations between men and women. â€œThe women are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS because of the unequal power relations that make them dependent on men,â€ said Nite Tanzern, a consultant on HIV/AIDS. She made the disclosure at a meeting organised by the World Fish Centre and the Food and Agriculture Organisation at the Ridar Hotel. The meeting aimed at laying strategies on how to reduce the vulnerability of women in the fishing communities to HIV/AIDS. The project intends to train female fish traders on how to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS.
Firm, URA row over sh60m
KAMPALA-Commercial Court judge Geoffrey Kiryabwire has directed the commissioner general of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Classy Photomart Limited to amicably settle their tax disputes. Classy Photomart is seeking a refund of sh66m in overpaid tax on goods that had been plundered. According to Manavalan Mageswaran, the companyâ€™s managing director, in January and March of this year, the company imported two consignments of Fuji films and immediately remitted taxes to URA amounting to about sh124m. However, Mageswaran said when the containers were opened by the URA officials for verification, it was discovered that the goods had been pillaged during transit. Kiryabwire set January 27, 2010 for the two parties to report back to court on what they would have agreed upon.
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