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E-DRUG: Pharmaceutical Companies might not be making a lot
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Dear E-druggers,
 
Pharmaceutical companies in Uganda seem not to be making much money as people 
think.  Here is a list of the top twenty taxpayers in Uganda.  none is a 
pharmaceutical firm.  What is the picture like in other countries?
 
TAXPAYER (2002/3) TOTAL TAX
1. Shell Uganda Limited 85,741,066,160
2. MTN (U) Limited 57,782,587,709
3. Uganda Breweries Limited 53,100,265,963
4. Total Uganda Limited 45,344,560,742
5. British American Tobacco (U) Ltd 44,229,790,543
6. Caltex Oil (U) Limited 43,825,690,810
7. Nile Breweries Limited 36,948,107,668
8. GAPCO Uganda Limited 26,991,085,412
9. Kobil Uganda Limited 25,598,276,798
10. Petro Uganda Limited 25,456,040,490
11. Century Bottling Company Ltd 24,395,852,116
12. Uganda Electricity Distrib. Co. Ltd 20,704,892,899
13. Hima Cement Factory Limited 20,140,025,923
14. Uganda Telecom Limited 14,451,906,332
15. Kakira Sugar Works (1985) Ltd 14,282,791,652
16. Tororo Cement Industries Limited 13,493,183,187
17. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda 12,315,657,498
18. Roofings Limited 11,944,131,198
19. A.K. Oils and Fats (U) Limited 11,806,917,813
20. Kinyara Sugar Works 10,666,883,548

George Kibumba, MPS(Uganda).
Msc. Student,
Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control,
University of Bradford, 
Flat A3, Room 1, Wardley House,
Little Horton Lane, Bradford,
West Yorkshire, BD5 0AE
E-mail: kibumba@yahoo.com

[Maybe the drug companies make their profit outside Uganda? Not sure that their 
absence in this list proves they are NOT making profits... WB]

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