For instance, in the last ten days of July, western Uganda districts of Kabale, Kasese and Mbarara received zero rainfall while districts like Arua received 21.7 millimeters, Kitgum 18.3 millimeters, Gulu 24.4 millimeters and Soroti also 24.4 millimeters. South eastern districts such as Jinja received 4.9 millimeters and Tororo 13 millimeters.
President Museveni has said Ugandans who paid percent mobile money tax should be refunded. In a statement issued today, Museveni insists that the 1 percent tax which he ordered to be reduced to 0.5 percent last week was passed in error and he signed the bill knowing it had an error.
Premaz Kirabo Mayega was for scraping the tax. Tusime Peter wonders what will happen to those who had paid the 1. George Mugwanja said tax should be simple and easily collected. Henry Othieno wonders why we do not tax the multinationals. Hackim Niwazy, commends my message but informs me that they are taxing mere deposits. I have been following up all these issues for a long time. Here are my comments on each of the points:
Announcing the release in Kampala, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi says the 4.4 trillion shillings excludes donor aid, appropriations in aid and financing for Karuma and Isimba dams, and represents 26.8 percent of the 32.7-trillion-shilling budget.
Several social media users in Uganda have downloaded Virtual Private Networks VPN as a measure to bypass the 200 shillings Over the Top Taxes OTT, however experts warn that VPNs are more costly and risky.
Prof Mamdani argues that public intellectuals have morphed into government consultants or hold high ranks within opposition group, thinking about what is here and there with little reflection of the direction that of the future. Presentism, Mamdani says is the typical definition of the public intellectual.