Two days after government insisted on maintaining the Shs 200 per day tax for social media users, Opposition MPs have announced that they are joining the campaign to mobilise Ugandans against the tax. The campaign that will run under a…
Acting on a financial report from the Bank of Uganda, the executive on Monday resolved to maintain the social media tax despite the growing agitation over that tax.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has blamed the confusion surrounding the Mobile money tax on his government's corrupt officials.
Government has succumbed to pressure and agreed to table a bill in Parliament next week, to review the controversial taxes on mobile money and social media.
President Yoweri Museveni has in a statement posted on his social media platforms offered an explanation as to why the government introduced taxes on social media and mobile money transfers.
On Wednesday afternoon, MPs Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine(Independent, Kyadondo East), Maurice Kibalya (NRM, Bugabula South) and Herbert Ariko (FDC, Soroti Municipality) joined Karuhanga to address journalists at Parliament.
On May 30, Parliament debated and passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2018, introducing new taxes including what is commonly as the Social Media tax and Mobile Money tax.