WhatsApp with Museveni's Social Media Tax Plan?
In a letter to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, President Yoweri Museveni suggested that users of social media platforms should be taxed "a small fee of 100 shillings per day" - an idea that was met with ridicule in Uganda. Now, the Minister of Information Communication and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, says the aim is to curtail the consumption of foreign content and use of foreign mobile applications.
Monitor, 5 April 2018
We learnt recently that President Museveni has been haranguing the Ministry of Finance and Uganda Revenue Authority to collect more tax. Apart from closing loopholes in rental… Read more »
Observer, 4 April 2018
President Yoweri Museveni's proposed taxation of use of social is purposely to curtail consumption of foreign content and use of foreign mobile applications according to minister… Read more »
Minister Frank Tumwebaze
Monitor, 1 April 2018
Faced with an increasingly critical citizenry, the government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what the… Read more »
Monitor, 4 April 2018
President Yoweri Museveni's proposal for a specific tax on "over-the-top" platforms (OTTs) - such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Twitter, and so on, has been met with… Read more »