Parliament votes to maintain Mobile money tax

A margin of 40 votes was enough for government to defeat a motion by Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba proposing to scrap the new tax on mobile money withdrawals.

The tense afternoon session that at some point threatened to degenerate in the chaos that was witnessed late last year during the process of amending of the Constitution to scrap presidential age limits, forced the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah subject the matter on a vote twice after the numbers failed to tally.

Niwabaga moved the motion last week during the consideration of the report by the Committee of Finance, Planning and Economic Development that scrutinised the government Bill to amend the Excise Duty (Amendment) Act 2018 that introduced the tax in July.

The original tax required mobile money users to pay 1% for every transaction which has now been reduced to 0.5% on withdrawals.

More than 50 NRM MPs voted with their Opposition colleagues to have the tax scrapped but at the end of the final tally, the government side had won with 164 votes against 124.

How the MPs voted

A full list shall be available here.

 

 

Name      Constituency Party Vote
Ababiku Jesica-No Adjuman Woman NRM No
Abacacon Angiro Charlse Erute North FDC Absent
Abala David Ngora NRM Yes
Abigaba Cuthbert Mirembe Kibale NRM No
Achen Christine Alebtong Woman NRM Absent
Achia Remegio Pain NRM No
Achia Terence Naco Bokora NRM No
Achieng Sarah Opendi Tororo Women Independent No
Achiro Lucy Otim Aruu North Independent Yes
Acidri James Maraca East NRM Yes
Acon Julius Bua Otuke NRM Yes
Adeke Anna Ebaju National Female Youth Independent Yes
Adoa Hellen Serere Woman NRM No
Adome Moses Jie NRM Absent
Adong Lilly Nwoya woman Independent Yes
Agaba Abba Mugisha Kitagwenda NRM Absent
Ajedra Gabriel Gadison Vurra NRM No
Ajiro EloguMaria Goretti Kaberamaido NRM No
Akamba Paul Busiki Independent Yes
Akampulira Prossy Mbabazi Rubanda Woman NRM Yes
Akello Franca  Judith Agago Woman FDC Absent
Akello Lucy Amuru Woman FDC Yes
Akello Rose Lilly Kaabong Woman NRM Absent
Akello Sylvia Otuke Woman NRM Absent
Akena James Lira Municipality UPC Yes
Akol Anthony Kilak North FDC Yes
Akora Maxwel Maruzi UPC Absent
Akunguzibwe Lawrence Mwenge North NRM No
Akurut Violet Adome Katakwi Woman NRM Absent
Aleper Margaret Kotido Woman NRM No
Alero Tom Aza West Moyo NRM Absent
Ali Moses Adjumani West NRM No
Alioni Yorke Odria Aringa South NRM Absent
Alum Santa Oyam UPC Yes
Alupo Faith Pallisa Woman NRM Absent
Alyek Judith Kole Woman NRM No
Ameede Agnes Butebo Woman NRM Absent
Amero Susan Amuria Woman NRM Yes
Amoding Monicah Kumi Woman NRM Yes
Among Anita Bukedea Woman Independent No
Among Betty Oyam South UPC Absent
Amongin Jacquline Ngora Woman NRM No
Amoru Paul Dokolo North NRM No
Amule Doreen Amolatar Woman NRM No
Angella  Fred Moroto Municipality NRM Absent
Angundru Moses Terego West NRM No
Angura Fredrick Tororo South NRM No
Anite Evelyn Koboko Municipality NRM No
Anyakun Esther Nakapiripirit Woman NRM Absent
Anywar Beatrice Kitgum Municipality Independent Absent
Anywarach Joshua Padyere Independent No
Aogon Silas Kumi Municipality Independent No
Aol Betty  Achan Gulu Woman FDC Absent
Aol RamaJacqueline Nebbi Woman NRM Absent
Ariko Herbert Soroti Municipality FDC Yes
Arinaitwe Rwakajara Workers NRM Yes
Arinda Gordon Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality NRM Yes
Asaba Paul Kyaka North NRM No
Asamo Hellen PWD Eastern NRM Yes
Asiimwe Evelyne UPDF UPDF Absent
Asiku Elly Koboko North NRM Absent
Atiku Bernard Ayivu Independent No
Atim Joy Ongom Lira Woman UPC Yes
Atim Cecilia Ogwal Dokolo Woman FDC Absent
Atuhairwe Jacklet Sheema Woman Independent No
Avur Pacuto Pakwach Woman NRM Yes
Awol Betty Engola-No Apac Woman NRM Yes
Ayaka Rose Maracha Woman NRM Yes
Ayebazibwe Justine Isingiro Woman NRM Absent
Ayepa Micheal Labwor NRM No
Ayoo Tonny Kwania NRM No
Azairwe Nshaija Dorothy Azaire Kamwenge Woman NRM No
Baba James Koboko NRM No
Baba Diri Margater Koboko Woman NRM No
Babirye Judith Buikwe Woman NRM Yes
Babirye Kityo Youth Central NRM No
Babirye Mary KABANDA Masaka Woman DP Absent
Babirye Veronica Buyende Woman Independent No
Bagiire Aggrey Bunya West NRM Absent
Bagoole John Luuka North Independent Absent
Baguma Spellanza Kyenjonjo Woman NRM No
Bahati David Ndorwa West NRM No
Bakireke Nambooze Betty Mukono Municipality DP No
Bakkabulindi Charles Workers NRM No
Balyeku Moses Jinja Municipality West NRM Absent
Bamukwatsa Betty Muzanira Rukungiri Woman FDC Absent
Bangirana Kawooya Sembabule Woman NRM No
Baryayanga Andrew Aja Kabale Municipality Independent Yes
Baryomunsi Chris Kinkizi West NRM No
Basalirwa Asuman Bugiri Municipality JEEMA Yes
Baseke Fred Ntenjeru South Independent Absent
Bategeka Lawrence Hoima Municipality NRM Yes
Bumba Syda Nakaseke North NRM Yes
Bebona Josephine Babungi Bundibugyo Woman NRM No
Norah Bigirwa Buliisa Woman Independent Absent
Bintu Jalia Masindi Woman NRM Absent
Birahwa Stephen Mukitale Buliisa Independent Absent
Nanyondo Birungi Caroline Kyamuswa NRM No
Bitangaro Sam Bufumbira South NRM Absent
Lawrence Biyika Ora NRM Absent
Bukenya Micheal Bukuya NRM No
Businge Mary Karooro Okurut Bushenyi Woman NRM Absent
Butime Tom Mwenge Central NRM No
Nsaba Buturo Bufumbira East NRM No
Bwiino Fred Kigulu North NRM No
Byabagambi John Ibanda South NRM No
Abraham Byandala Katikamu North NRM No
Byarugaba Alex Bakunda Isingiro South NRM No
Flavia Byekwaso UPDF UPDF No
Sam Byebesho Kisoro Municipality NRM No
Robert Centenary Kasese Municipality FDC Yes
Rukiya Chekamondo Kapchorwa Woman NRM Yes
Lydia Chekwel Kween Woman Independent No
Chelimo Reuben Kongasis NRM No
Evelyn Chemutai Bukwo Woman NRM No
Sam Cheptoris Kapchorwa Municipality NRM Absent
Dhamuzungu Geoffrey Budiope East NRM No
Zaitun Driwaru Yumbe Woman Independent No
Simon Dujangu Okoro NRM Absent
Dulu Mark Angel Adjumani East NRM No
Muse Ecweru Amuria NRM No
Egunyu Jennifer Nantume Buvuma Woman NRM Absent
Eitunganane Kenneth Esiangu Soroti Independent No
Cosmas Elotu Dakabela NRM No
Isaas Etuka Upper Madi NRM Absent
Kaps Funagroo Obongi FDC Absent
Gafabusa Muhumuza Bwamba NRM Yes
Francis Gonahasa Kabweri FDC Yes
Guma Gumisiriza Ibanda North NRM No
Gume Fredrrick Ngobi Bulamogi North West NRM Absent
Hashim Suleiman Nebbi Municipality NRM No
Ikojo John Bosco Bukedea NRM No
Ilukor Charles Kumi NRM No
Veronica Esala-No

Isaac Musumba

Sheila Mwine-No

Kahima Moses Mugabi-No

Hellen Kahunde-Yes

Aston Kajara-Absent

Kazungu-no

James Kakooza-No

Joseph Kakooza-No

Christopehr Kalemba-Absent

Kyomukama Kaliisa-Absent

Anifa Kawooya-No

Ssengo Emmanuel-No

Andrew Kiiza absent

Kamara John-Absent

Pamela kAMUGO-YES

Ephraim Kamuntu-Absent

Kamussime carolibe-Absenta

Pentagon-Yes

Stephen Kangwangye-No

David Karubanga-No

Gerald Karuhanga-Absent

Elizabeth Karungi

Matia Kasaija-No

Moses Kasibante-Yes

Atwooki Kasirivu-No

Robert Kasolo-Absent

Ibrahim Kasozi-Yes

Joseph Kazoosi-Absent

Kasule Robert-No

Patrick Kasumba-No

Joy Katali-Yes

Kato Lubwama-Yes Katoti Hatwib-No

Katumba Wamala-No

Abdu Katuntu-Yes

Hood Katuramu-Absent

Katusabe Atkins-Abseny

Ruth Katushabe-Yes

Olivver Katwesigye-Yes

Pauline Kemirembe=-Yes

Grace Kesande-yes

Justien Kayinza-YES

Henry Kibalya

Ronald Kibuule-No

Kiize Ernest-No

Kiiza Stella-Absent

Kiiza Winfred-Yes

Kinobe Herbert Absent

Kipterit Christoper-Absente

Kisa Stephen-Absent

Noeline Kisemera-No

Aboud Kitata-Absent

Mary Kitutu-Absent

Kiwanda Godfrey-Npo

Kiwanuka Keefa-Kiyingi-Yes

Kizige Moses-Absent

Andrew Koluo (had voted)

Leodro Komaketch-YES

Komuhangi Margaret- No

Ivan Koreta-Absent

Felix Kulaigye-No

Kumama Nsamba-No

Kunihira Agnes-Absent

Peace Kusasira-Absent

Pecos Kuteesa-No

Sam Kutesa-Absent

Grace Freedom-No

Robert Ssentamu-Yes

Amelia Kyambadde-Absent

Haruna Kyeyune-Absent

Lakot Suzan-No

Catherine Lamwaka-No

Lamwaka Margaret-Absent

Lanyero Molly-No

Peter Lokeris-No

Samson Lokeris-No

phn Baptist Lokit-no

Abrahams Loki-Absent

Simon Lokodo-No

Lokoru Albert-No

Lokwing Hillary-No

Lowila-Yes

Medard Sseggona-yes

Kenneth Lubogo-Absent

Nelson Lufafa-Yes (new rebel)

Amos Lugoloobi-No

David Lukyamuzi-YES

Sam Lyomoki-Yes

Lutamaguzi-Yes

Macho Geoffrey-Yes

Maganda Julius-No

Magyezi Raphael-Absent

Makumbi Kamya

Ishma Mafabi-No

Apollo MASIKA-NO

Stephen Mayende-absent

Muyanja Mbabali-No

Mbabazi Jenipher- Yes (new revbel)

Mbaju Jackson-Absent

Taban Christopher-Absent

Esther Mabayo-No

Mbeiza Margaret-Absent

Mbogo KEZEKIA-Absent

Mbwatekamwa Gaffa-Yes

Robvert Migadde-Yes

Mirembe Lydia-Yes

Joyce Moriku-Absent

Mathis Mpugga-Yes

Mudokoi Fred-Yes

Kahondo Donozia-Yes

Peter Mugema-Yes

Milly Mugenyi-No

Mugoya Gaster-Absent

Roland Mugume-Yes

Muhanga Margaret-Absent

Muheirwe Daniel-No

Harold Muhindo- Yes

Julius Mukasa-yes

Mukasa Muruli-Absent

Robinah Mukisa-Absent

Mukoda Zabwe-Absent

Francis Mukula-No

Mulindwa Isaac-Yes

Mubaraka Munyagwa-Absent

Eric Musaana-Yes

Henry Musasizi-No

Paul Musoke-Absent

Musoke Robery-No

David NMutebi-Abseny

Noah Wanzala-No

Rose Muntonyi-No

Muwanga Kivumbi-Yes

Muyanja Johnson-Yes

Muyingo John-No

Mwesige Adolf-No

Mwesigwa Rukutana-No

Mwesigye Fred-No

Mwijukye Francis-Yes

Mwine Mpaka-Yes (new rebel)

Paul Mwiru-Yes

Judith Nabakooba-Absent

Nabayiga Aidah-Yes (new rebel0

Nabanja Robinah-Absent

Nabulindo JANE-YES

Nabilah-Yes

Naigaga Mariam-yes (NRM Caucus Treasurer)

Moses Nagwomu-Absent

Najjuma Sarah-Yes

Lillian Nakate-No

Nakawunde Sarah-yes

Nakayenze connie-yes

Nalule sofia-Absebt

Florence namayanja-yes

Nambeshe-Yes

Stella Naume-No

Namuganza Percis-No

Bennie Namugwanya-No

Namujju Cissy-Yes

Grace Namukula Watua-absent

Jenifer Namuyangu-Yes (No)

Nandala Mafabi-Yes)

Ruth Nankabirwa-No

Rosemary Sseninde-No

Nantaba Aidah-Absent

Veronica Nanyondo-Yes

Nawat Rosemary-No

Nayebarw Sylvia-Absent

Catherine Ndamira-Yes

Alex Ndeezi-No

Charles Ngabirano-No

Boaz Ninsiima-Absent

James Kaberuka-Yes

Wilfred Niwagaba-Yes

Nokrach Wilson-Absent

Nsama Patrick-yes

Muhammad Nsereko-Yes

Simeo Nsubuga-No

Robert Ntende-Yes-new

Annet Nyakecho-No

William Nzoghu-Yes

Obaloker Onek Hilary-Absent

Obiga Kania-No

Markson Oboth-absent

Obua Denis-No

Patrick Ocan-Yes

Ocan Peter-No

Julis Ocen-yes

Odonga Otto-Absent

Jeje Odong-Absent

Odur Jack-Absent

Odur Jonathan-Yes

Apollo Yeri-Absent

Ali Ogama-absent

Ogenga Latigo-ABSENT

Felix Okot-ABSENT

Oguzi Lee-Absent

Peter Ogwang

Patrick Okabe-Absent

Anthony Okello-No

Bonny Okello-Abseny

Charles Engola-No

Okin Ojara-Yes

Okori-Moe JanetYes

Peter Okot-YES

Okumu Reagan-Absent

Elijah Okupa-YES

Samuel Okwir-Absent

Olanya Gilbert-Yes

Olega Ashraf-No

Oscar Omony-absent

Ongalo Obote-No

Emmanuel Ogethiertho-Yes

Gideon Onyango-Absent

Onzima Godfrey-No

Isiagi Patrick-Yes

Oplot JACOB-No

Orot Ismail-No

Henry Oryem-Absent

Angellien Osegge-Absent

Osegu Richard Absent

Osoru MAUREEN-Absent

Otheino Ricahrd-No

Makmot OTTO-Absent

Oula George-No

George Abbot-Absent

Oyet SIMON-Absent

Alex Ruhunda-Absent

Tarsis Bishanga-Nop

Margaret Rwabashaija-Absent

Sylivia Rwabogo-Yes

Beatrice Rwakimar-No

Robina Rwakojo-No

Bright Rwamirama-No

Ibanda Rwemirikya-Absent

Denis Sabiiti-Yes

Ssebagala Abdulatiff-yes

Seguya Lubyayi-Abseny

Aisha Sekindi-No

Peter Ssematimba-No

Solomon Silwany-Absent (no)

Sizomu Gershom-Absent

Seyeko Kenneth-No

Ssenkali Yoweri-No

Ssekabito Jos[h-Absent

Kiwanuka Ssekandi-No

Theodore Ssekikubo-Absent

Sembatya Edward-Absent

Ssempala Kigozi-yes

Ssepmijja Vincent-No

Ibrahim Ssemujju-Yes

Anthony Ssemuli-Yes

Robinah Ssentongo- Yes

Ssewanyana Allan-Yes

Joseph Ssewungu-Yes

Subbi Kinyamatama-Absent

Taaka Agnes-Absent

Taban Amin-Yes

Francis Takirwa-No

Timuzigu Micheal- Absent

Thosmas Tayebwa-yes

NBARNABAS Tinkasiimire-Yes

Fred Turyamuheza-yes

Genesio Tumuramyeno

Rosemary tumusiime-no

Elioda tumwesigye-no

Tumwine AnnmarAbsent

Elly Tumwine-No

Paula Turyahikayo-No

Tusiime Micheal-No

Twesigye John-No

Twesigye Nathan-No

Onesmus Twinamastiko-YES (NEW REBEL)

Wadri Kasiano-Yes

Waira Kiwalabye-yes

Wakabi Pius-Yes

James Waluswaka-No

Wamala Florence-No

Moses Walyomu-Yes

Wamanga Wamai-Absent

Wamakuyu Ignatius-No

Wetenga Godfrey-Absent

Rehema Wetongola-No

Sarah Wekomba-Absent

Micheal Werokhe-No

Vincent Webwoya-No

Yaguma Wilberforce-Absent

Zaake Francis-Absent

 

Kasozi Muyomba-No

Suubi Brenda-Yes (New rebel)