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Eng Muloni to defend self on rising power tariffs

By Moses Kyeyune. Energy and Mineral Development, Eng Irene Muloni is this afternoon expected to explain the rising power tariffs in the country. The matter was yesterday drawn to the attention of the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga by Kasanda North MP Patrick Nsamba, who argued that the new tariffs will kick ordinary Ugandans from using power …

Minister Kasaija expected to apologize for misleading legislators on the controversial mobile money tax

By Ritah Kemigisa. The finance minister Matia Kasaija is today expected to present formal apology on the floor of parliament for misleading legislators on the controversial mobile money tax. Kasaija recently revealed that the 1% tax on all mobile transactions was an error and should not have been passed. President Yoweri Museveni also said that …

Mobile money agents meet to agree on date for strike

By Ritah Kemigisa rkemigisa@ug.nationmedia.com KAMPALA: Members of the Kampala Mobile Money Dealers Association are today set to hold a general assembly to determine a date to effect their nationwide strike. The agents through their chairperson Matthias Lukyamuzi last week announced they would close down all their outlets for two weeks until government revises its decision …

Gov’t to present OTT and MM amendment next week

By Moses Kyeyune. The Prime Minister of Uganda, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has told Parliament that the government will on Thursday next week present new proposals on the Mobile Money and Social media tax. Briefing the House this afternoon, Rugunda said government has taken note of the public concerns raised and is now reviewing the taxes …