In July 2018 the government slapped a tax on 58 different social media services, including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Google Hangouts, Uber, Tinder, Instagram, and Skype.This led to protests and some Ugandan lawyers took the matter to the Constitutional Court, saying the tax would limit freedom of expression and assembly, online.
On top of footing the bill for social media taxes for MPs, parliament is set to provide at least 5GB monthly data bundles at just over U.S.$7000 for the 458 legislators. Read more »
Parliament has passed controversial taxes on mobile money transactions and social media use. The new law will impose a mandatory daily levy for WhatsApp users, while mobile money ... Read more »