The Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has attacked President Museveni for proposing new Facebook and WhatsApp taxes.
Lukwago said that the aim of the taxes is to feed into the regime’s predatory instincts.
In a March 12 letter addressed to the minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, Museveni cited that there was lack of total seriousness by the ministry and Uganda Revenue Authority in identifying tax sources for the country.
He wrote that if the country expanded its revenue base, there will be less borrowing by government.
But Lukwago noted that after the Facebook and WhatsApp taxes, the country should not be surprised if government imposed ” a pedestrian tax” on people moving on the streets of the greater Kampala metropolitan areas.
“That’s how hard it is to sustain a predatory government in power. Next is a ‘pedestrian tax’ to be imposed on people walking on the roads of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Areas!. Banana Republic indeed!”, Lukwago wrote on his Facebook page over the weekend.