Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Govt to spend Shs500 billion on monitoring social media tax

Government has announced it will come up with a system that will require all social media sites operating in Uganda to pay tax to the state. Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre, Minister in charge of Economic Planning David Bahati says Shs500 billion has been set aside to put in place a monitoring system. He […]

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

IGP gives Kizza Besigye commando Police guards

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered police officers in charge of the Very Important Person Police Protection Unit to provide extra security for three opposition politicians who reported threats against their lives. The politicians include former FDC Party President Dr. Kizza Besigye, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and Kyadondo East MP […]

Uganda music icon Geoffrey Oryema dies in France

Uganda music icon Geoffrey Oryema dies in France

Famed Acholi musician Geoffrey Oryema, 65, has died according to his family. Oryema left Entebbe International Airport almost 41 years at the age of 24 when he was smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car from Uganda; this was after the death of his father who had been a cabinet minister. Oryema […]

MPs will discuss insecurity after budget is passed – Kadaga

MPs will discuss insecurity after budget is passed – Kadaga

Speaker of parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has promised that parliament will tackle the issues of security in the country as soon as the budget is passed. For the last three weeks, Members of Parliament have been raising issues of insecurity in the country with the Minister of Internal Affairs promising to come with a statement […]

Kanyaya women on the rise

Kanyaya women on the rise

“Our husbands do not give us that much support to sustain us; they are not up to the task of catering for the families’ financial needs inclusive of the children’s education, feeding, medical bills rent and the like and I do not know why,’ Ms Fausta Nnaku muses. She is one of a ten-member group, […]

How govt intends to milk Shs 10 billion from SACCOs

How govt intends to milk Shs 10 billion from SACCOs

Finance Committee of parliament Chairperson, Henry Musasizi (pictured) recommends that the tax shouldn’t be levied on the gross turnover for companies declaring losses for seven consecutive years Parliament has for the second time rejected the proposed corporation tax on Savings Credit and Cooperative Societies-SACCO’s.  Government had proposed to levy a corporation tax on Profitable SACCO’s in […]

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