OPPOSITION INSISTS SOCIAL MEDIA AND MOBILE MONEY TAXES SHOULD BE SCRAPPED

  • Posted on: 18 July 2018
  • By: Presenters

The leader of opposition in Parliament has urged the public to reject and continue agitating against the tax on social media and mobile money.

Speaking to the press today Winnie Kiiza labelled the taxes immoral and oppressive.

She said the taxes violate the fundamental principles of human rights and argued that they are killing innovations and will impede the ability of young people to communicate. She adds that the tax on mobile money will only impoverish Ugandans and rubbished the decision to amend the tax from 1% to 0.5%, saying insisting the levy should be completely withdrawn.

Winnie Kiiza slammed the government for its wasteful expenditure and calls on the ruling party to cutback on spending instead of illegally taxing Ugandans.

She also denounced the planned move by government to procure armored vehicles for MPs. She argued that this will be construed by the public as the reason they are being unfairly and illegally taxed.