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Why new tax regime is triggering protests

Traders take a nap near their closed shops in Nakasero, Kampala, on April 16, 2024.  The traders are contesting a remittance of Value Added Tax (VAT).  PHOTO/MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI. 

What you need to know:

  • As part of its plan to reduce borrowing, the government has put forth proposals to make up for the anticipated revenue shortfall. However, the public is deeply concerned about the proposals, with traders and manufacturers raising the most alarm.