Two other masked thugs who stood guard outside the supermarket immediately put attendants at the nearby shop at gun point and ordered them to lie down as they carried their loot before fleeing with unspecified amount of money from the supermarket through Arua hill play grounds.
Godliver Twinomugisha, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department in Fort Portal observes that many kidnappers are using the mobile money service to ask for ransom, yet agents are not required to ask for National Identity Cards from those withdrawing money.
This is what dominated the World Savings Day, an event created to increase public awareness of the importance of savings both for individuals and modern economies. Marked annually on October 31, the day was earmarked since 1924 to promote savings and educate families, children and society on the importance of saving.
Some of the NRM MPs who have since the Age Limit debate been labeled rebels for standing against the party position are Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Ssekikubo, Monica Amoding, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, Patrick Nsamba and Sam Lyomoki.
The phrase has now been adopted by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, now seen as the founder of a formidable force dubbed People Power in Uganda. He has taken it a notch further to conjoin a slogan People Power, Our Power which has since become popular among ordinary people.
During a stakeholder meeting that was organised by URA at Mountains of the Moon Hotel in Fort Portal on Thursday, business operators said the body does not inform them about updated electronic systems, how the taxes paid are used, among other issues.
According to Muhumuza, he was surprised by the questions and asked Kipoi why he was asking him such questions. Kipoi reportedly replied that M23 was comprised of Ugandans and Rwandese who would be difficult to deal with as they plot to overthrow government.
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.
The UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi, told the Committee that since the scratch cards were phased out at the end of last month, statistics from different Telecom companies indicate 98 compliance to digital transition.
Abuka noted that although placing a charge on mobile money withdrawals would increase revenue, the tax is inefficient, uncertain and complex. He explained that the mobile money levy goes against tax policy
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.
Three police patrol vehicles were deployed to patrol the route that starts from Busega to Entebbe Road in Kajansi and Katabi two months ago. However, motorists are accusing the officers of extortion and terrorising them without any reason.
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:
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.