The Observer (Uganda): Social media taxation aimed at promoting local content – Tumwebaze

The Observer (Uganda): Social media taxation aimed at promoting local content – Tumwebaze. “President Yoweri Museveni’s proposed taxation of use of social is purposely to curtail consumption of foreign content and use of foreign mobile applications according to minister of Information Communication and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze. In a March 12 letter to the minister of Finance Matia Kasaija, Museveni suggested that users of social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatApp, Twitter, Skype, Viber among others should be taxed ‘a small fee of Shs 100 per day.'” I think Shs stands for the Uganda Shilling. To give you a comparison, 1 United States dollar is worth 3,692 Uganda shillings according to Google. Of course, incomes in Uganda are very different from the US.

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