By Ronald Kabuye
Opposition Chief whip in parliament and forum for Democratic change FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda has revealed that they are in advanced stages of regenerating a motion to revisit taxes on the social media also known as over the top taxes OTT, mobile money and taxes on fuel.
Ssemujju says that if government doesn’t desist from this kind of taxation, where they over tax the same people, the country’s economy will soon totally collapse.
He attributed the kind of taxation to the fact that the country can nolonger finance the budget.
FDC now advises government to invest much in production, use the tax payers money prudently and to stop over taxing the already burdened.
When asked why the legislators passed that oppressive taxes and apparently coming out to sympathise with the people, Ssemujju said majority of the legislators quality is wanting, chaotic and can not analyse what is tabled in parliament.
“majority of the Mps make decisions on issue they do not their implications, incase the matter is brought many will vote to scrap off the taxes now, unless their quality improves things are going to be more disastrous.
As you sympathise with the population also sympathise with the Mps since must of them do not know what they do” said Ssemujju
It should be noted that each fuel litre is taxed 100 shillings, OTT taxed 200 shillings per day and mobile money taxed 1% on transfer, receiving and withdraw in addition to 3% charged by the telecom companies.
Only 17 trillions is expected to be generated from the taxes in the budget of 32 trillions.
Meanwhile Ssemujju predicts chaos in tomorrow’s local Council one elections attributing it to the management and organization of the election thus calling for the revisit of the law since it has turned away many of the potential candidates and voters.
Appealed to the public not to vote for those who splash out money since their interest is business not service for the people.