Government to review social media tax progress

Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, the UCC executive director. FILE PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • The introduction of the tax has raised a storm across the country, with many Ugandans bashing the government for what they said was a deliberate move to deny many citizens access to information.
  • When asked what progress had been made, Mr Val Oketcho, the MTN spokesperson, said he was not privy to any discussions between the UCC and the telecom operators.

Kampala. Government has agreed to review the progress of social media tax after two weeks of implementation.
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and all telecom operators met today and agreed to review the progress and devise a way forward.
A tweet from the official UCC twitter handle read; “After 2 weeks, the Commission together with @URAuganda, telecoms and Ministry of Finance will meet to evaluate the progress of Social Media Tax.”

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