Shadow cabinet rejects tax on phone users

The shadow cabinet rejects a proposal fronted by the shadow minister of finance that Ugandans who own smart phones be taxed.

The proposal was fronted by Geoffrey Ekanya during a meeting between the Budget committee and the chairman of the legal and parliamentary affairs committee

Ekanya proposed that each Ugandan owning a smart phone should pay 5000 shillings annually as one of the measures to increase the tax base

The shadow cabinet has however rejected the proposal after a meeting held at parliament in which Ekanya was tasked to explain his proposal

The leader of opposition Philip Wafula Oguttu says that the opposition is not in support of measures that would over burden Ugandans who are already chocking under the burden of taxation

Story by

Kenneth Lukwago

May 13 2014