The Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA Executive Director, Jeniffer Musisi has asked Kampala Minister, Beti Kamya to rescind Authoritys resolution of reducing property rates from 6 to 4 percent. Musisi in a letter dated 5th July 2018, argued that the councillors resolution was unlawful and untenable.
According to Andema, KCCA assessors are already working on the property rate register for Nakawa division. He says the register will be ready by August and valuation court will reconvene either in October or November to listen to objections that will arise from it.
According to the local government rating act, 2005 which guides the valuation process, the court is supposed to complete its proceedings within six months after receiving complaints. KCCA has already received over 240 complaints from the property owners in central division.
Seven more banks were closed in Mbale on Wednesday morning in an operation to crackdown on defaulters of property rates tax. They include DFCU, Housing Finance Bank, Barclays Bank and Diamond Trust Bank. Others are Global Trust Bank, UBA bank and Opportunity Bank.
Several business owners in Mbale town are counting losses after their premises were closed following a joint operation to crack down on defaulters of property rates tax. More than 50 major retail and wholesale shops were closed on Monday, the first day of the on-going operation. Hajji Masa Musa, the Industrial Division LC 3 chairman who led the operation, said the crackdown is to enable the division recover the 2.5 billion shillings it has lost in uncollected property rates tax since 2008.
Industrial Division in Mbale Municipality has lost more than 2.5 billion shillings in uncollected property tax rates. Robert Wambete, the newly appointed division Senior Assistant Town Clerk, identified some of the notable defaulters as Bugisu Cooperative Union â€“ BCU, Bank of Uganda and Centenary Bank among others.
400 Land Lords in Bugembe town council are up in arms against the proposal by the town council to charge them property tax. They have threatened to stage a demonstration next month to protest the enforcement of the property tax.