The parliamentary committee on Information and Communication has said that the "over the top" social media tax introduced by the government in July 2018 seems to negatively affect the consumption of ICT services and products and as a result has ordered the Information and Communication Technology ministry to conduct an assessment on the impact of the much-debated social media tax.
Parliament Orders Assessment on Impact of Social Media Tax
Monitor, 18 January 2019
Parliament’s committee on Information and Communication Technology has ordered the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) ministry to conduct an assessment on the… Read more »
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Uganda Misses Social Media Tax Revenue Target
East African, 8 November 2018
Uganda government collected Ush20.5 billion ($5.4 million) from social media tax in the last quarter ended September, according to data obtained from Uganda Revenue Authority… Read more »
A group of Ugandan lawyers wants the Constitutional Court to annul the Social Media Tax which took effect on 1 July 2018. The group says it will limits freedom of expression ... Read more »
Two Makerere University students have been arrested for storming into Parliament to demonstrate against the newly introduced social media tax which came in to effect on July 1. ... Read more »
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