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Activists in Uganda denounce tax on social media

Monday 4 June 2018 | 07:45 CET | News
Civil society organisations and rights activists have criticized Ugandan MPs for passing a controversial bill that imposes a daily tax on social media users in the country, reports Xinhua. Livingstone Sewanyana, the executive director of Foundation for Human Rights Initiative said the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill 2018, which imposes a mandatory daily tax of UGX 200) for social media users is unwarranted and unnecessary on tax payers. It is a restriction on people's individual freedom to express themselves and communicate freely since it makes access costly and prohibitive, said Sewanyana,

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