Tax exemption has always been a controversial topic among the ordinary Ugandans who have always opposed them. However, it is provided for in the national and the east African protocols. The government has always used it to entice foreign investments for economic development.
Onesmus Matsiko, the chairperson of the tea farmers’ association noted that a 30 percent subsidy on fertilizers like in other countries would cost the government 8 Billion Shillings per year to boost the tea sub-sector.
According to the Police's preliminary findings, the bus registration number UBG 423 G, belonging to Link Bus Company left Bundibugyo town with 65 passengers on board. But at around 2 a.m., they met a roadblock manned by about 10 people who ordered them to move out of the bus and lie down on the road.