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Bugembe Town Council Seeks Guidance on Property Tax

The property tax has stirred a row between the council and the more than 400 landlords, who describe that tax as unrealistic.
Bugembe town council has resolved to invite top technical officials and specialists to guide the council on how to solve the stingy property rate tax issue.

 

The property tax has stirred a row between the council and the more than 400 landlords, who describe that tax as unrealistic.

 

In August, about 400 Land Lords met at Bugembe maternity ward and denounced the proposal by the town council to charge them property tax. They threatened to stage a strike this month to protest the enforcement of the property tax.

 

The landlords led by Elisa Semujju, said they were opposed to the property tax because none of them earns 50 million shillings in rental collections.

 

They claimed the property rates were being imposed on them to benefit the selfish interests of the town council leaders.

 

But Charles Tatwale Ngobi, the speaker Bugembe town council says they have resolved to seek guidance from senior civil servants and technicians on how best the town council can implement a government directive.

    

The property tax is provided for under the 1997, local government act and local council cannot independently determine its abolition.

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