Police ordered to confiscate all betting machines in rural areas

By Damali Mukhaye.

The speaker of Parliament hon Rebecca Kadaga has instructed police to grab all the betting machines that will be found operating in rural areas.

This followed a complaint from the mayor of Nakawa division Ronald Balimwenzo that school going children have continued to bet their money meant for school fees.

According to Kadaga, after Parliament crashed with the ministry of finance on the same, they agreed that casinos should be allowed to operate in Kampala and municipalities only amidst high taxation at 45% to discourage the low income earners from participating.

She notes that betting machines therefore are not allowed to operate in villages since it is for rich people who settled in town thus police should confiscate all the machines they will find operating in rural areas.