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Kitatta’s lawyer, Muyanja expelled from court over misconduct

Kitatta’s lawyer, Muyanja expelled from court over misconduct

City lawyer Jimmy Muyanja, one of former Boda Boda 2010 leader Abdallah Kitatta representative lawyers,was ordered out by General Court Martial chairman, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, for alleged misconduct during the trial proceedings. Disaster bloke loose when Muyanja stood up and banged the table, accusing prosecutor Maj Raphael Mugisha of gesturing to a witness, Pte Richard […]

Police rescues two children from kidnappers in Kireka

Police rescues two children from kidnappers in Kireka

Kampala Police have interrupted a vehicle and rescued two children from suspected kidnappers who had asked for three million Uganda shillings payoff from the parents. According to the children, suspects tricked them into moving with them to buy some cakes and later disappeared with them without the approval of the parents. The father Hajji Musa […]

Sugarcane growers petition Parliament over tax

Sugarcane growers petition Parliament over tax

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has promised to mediate between the ministers for trade, agriculture and finance and sugarcane growers in a bid to seek a long lasting solution to problems in the sugarcane industry. The Speaker gave this assurance while receiving a petition from the Uganda National Association of Sugarcane Growers who are […]

Social media tax here to stay, government

The cabinet of Uganda has agreed to retain the taxes that were imposed on social media and mobile money and only a revision in the latter will be considered. According to the Uganda minister of information and communication technology, Frank Tumwebaze, the mobile money tax is to be reduced from 1 to 0.5 percent charged […]

Government should advance review of mobile money, social media tax – Kadaga

Government should advance review of mobile money, social media tax – Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged government to move expeditiously and present amendments to the recently passed Excise Duty (Amendment) Act that introduces taxes on mobile money transactions and social media. “This bill was passed into law so it should not be handled lightly. There is urgent need to harmonize the existing law […]

Parliament won’t interfere in mobile money and social media taxes – Kadaga

Parliament won’t interfere in mobile money and social media taxes – Kadaga

By Imran Bataliwo The Speaker of parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has ruled that the house will not interfere with mobile money and social media taxes. Rebecca Kadaga was expected to comment on whether the August house could put on hold and act after government rejected demands from the MPs to suspend the implementation of the […]

I have decided to protect the Members of Parliament, said Museveni

I have decided to protect the Members of Parliament, said Museveni

By Ruth Sierra Yoweri Museveni the President of Uganda has ordered deployment of army sharp shooters and the purchase of escort cars for MPs’ protection in his letter to Minister of Finance Matia Kasaijja. This came in shortly after Members of Parliament raised concerns over threats of insecurity particularly, a concern raised by Gulu municipality MP, Hon. Lyandro Komakech during the […]

Government to review social media and Mobile Money taxes

Government to review social media and Mobile Money taxes

By Ruth Sierra  A new amendment of the excise duty tax bill on taxes imposed on both social and mobile money is due next week in parliament following protests from the public as tear gas and live bullets  rocked Kampala. Journalists, artists, business men, students and other activists raided the streets of Kampala yesterday dressed in […]

Bobi Wine beats police intellligence in yet another round

Bobi Wine beats police intellligence in yet another round

By Atugonza Jeff As earlier stated on social media, Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu also known as Bobi Wine managed to accomplish his word as it came to pass today morning. Bobi and a group of other people stormed the city and began their protests against the recent Social Media tax and the Mobile Money tax […]

General court martial duties resumed

By Nicholas Muteesasira Following the end of the term of the administration of the general court martial, the president re-appointed Lt General Andrew Gutti as the chairman of the general court martial. He was sworn in yesterday on 9th/July/2018 alongside five new members appointed to the army court, and this marked the commencement of another […]

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