Today, the Parliament of Uganda has passed a 12% percent internet tax.
According to Minister of State planning David Bahati, the new 12% internet tax is meant to extract money from the masses that will substitute the money that was initially being borrowed from foreign agencies.
However, Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko objected to this move stating that internet prices in the country are already high hence a 12% tax increment shall only lead us from bad to worse.
The Erute South MP Jonathan Odur countered this argument as he said that introduction of internet tax cripples the economy which is currently embracing the digital environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Many other taxes have been imposed including the UGX 100 tax on every liter of fuel, 5% tax on plastic packing bags, all under the 2021 amendment bill.
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