The Acting Director of Energy Resources in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, James Banabe last week said they had rejected pressure from Electro-Maxx to add US 2 cents for capacity building.
The Buvuma District LC V Chairperson, Alex Mabirizi, acknowledged the problem of absenteeism. He explained that the workers are expected to work full time but most of them report for work on Tuesday and leave by Thursday, which is affecting service delivery.
The decision to lift the ban was reached in a meeting in the Conference hall of parliament involving the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, telecom companies, members of parliament, the Information Communication and Technology-ICT Minister, Frank Tumwebaze and Uganda Communications Commission officials.
Tumwebaze says the electronic airtime will also improve revenue collection since URA can now tell how much airtime the telecom companies sell and also minimize the waste generated from the scratch card.
According to Information, Communication and Technology Minister, Frank Tumwebaze, Cabinet has directed the Finance, Planning and Economic Developments Minister to prepare the amendment bill in consultation with the Attorney General.
Madina Nakitanda, the director of Husnah Enterprises Limited, says they were already grappling with various taxes before the transaction levy came in the picture. She asks government to scrap the mobile money tax and retain the old taxes including trading license fees, income tax and excise duty.
Godwin Kidima of Kidima Investments Liimited in Luweero says they have nothing to do but to use all possible ways to beat the taxes so as to stay in business. He says many people have already abandoned mobile money citing the exorbitant tax and resorted to traditional ways of sending money.
The trio was charged with three counts including inciting violence and negligence likely to spread an infectious disease. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charged and applied for bail through their lawyers of Turinawe and Kamba Co advocates led by Hassan Kamba, which was denied by the magistrate.
Reuben Tumwebaze Byaruhanga, the Director Road Infrastructure Protection under Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, admits that UNRA has also learnt that truck drivers heading to Rwanda, Burundi and DRC over load their trucks.
Deo Miiro Mpolampola, a farmer of Mwena Village B in Kalangala town Council says the promoters of the project exaggerated its benefits, creating misconceptions among the intending cultivators. According to Miiro, the Vegetable oil project has numerous challenges which the intending out-growers are not made to understand before embracing the project.