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News Uganda » Social: Social media users in Uganda to be taxed starting this July

News channel or source: https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/04/21/social-media-users-uganda-taxed-starting-july/
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

A few months never go by without authorities in Uganda coming up with something bombastic to declare. The latest is a social media tax, expected to be implemented in July 2018 according to Uganda’s government. In making the announcement, Uganda’s ...

News Uganda » Social: Want To Blog In Tanzania, Or Read Social Media In Uganda? Pay The Government, Please

News channel or source: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180419/07011639666/want-to-blog-tanzania-read-social-media-uganda-pay-government-please.shtml
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

Although blogging may have lost its early excitement for many, in some countries it still represents a vital channel for news that may not be available elsewhere. For example, as Global Voices explains: Blogging emerged in Tanzania around 2007 and became ...

News Uganda » Social: Uganda to get Shs144b loan to fight sex abuse

News channel or source: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Uganda-Shs144b-loan-fight-sex-abuse-World-Bank-Museveni/688334-4521342-ij449l/index.html
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

Condition One condition was for the Uganda government to integrate social safeguards as a key yardstick in evaluating infrastructure projects previously approved largely on the basis of internal rate of return, one official familiar with the discussions said.

News Uganda » Social: Uganda: Tax Amendments - Fuel, Boda Boda, Juices and Kibuku Targeted

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804250152.html
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

10. Impose Shs 200 daily levy on over the top (OTT) i.e social media - to generate Shs 284 billion. 1. Foreign based remote service providers to account for VAT in Uganda - to generate Shs 5 billion. 2. Exclude goods for private use from the scope of the ...

News Uganda » Social: Uganda plans to tax social media to stop gossip on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter

News channel or source: https://qz.com/1254196/uganda-to-tax-social-media-to-stop-gossip-increase-government-revenue/
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Uganda is proposing a tax on social media use in a bid to curb gossip online and to raise billions of shillings in government revenue. Starting July, president Yoweri Museveni’s government wants to charge a daily price of 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) to ...

News Uganda » Social: Jamaica embarks on youth exchange programmes with St Lucia, Uganda

News channel or source: http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/news/jamaica-embarks-on-youth-exchange-programmes-with-St_Lucia,_Uganda_131480?profile=1338&template=MobileArticle
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

social justice, empowerment, youth development, sports, culture and local government for St Lucia, and by Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, minister of state, youth and children affairs in Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

News Uganda » Social: CSOs ask MPs to reject new mobile money, social media taxes

News channel or source: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/CSOs-MPs-reject-new-taxes-Mobile-money-social-media/688334-4521452-eixtspz/index.html
Publication date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

A number of Civil Society Organizations including Tax Justice Alliance Uganda and Consumer Education Trust and Civil ... Government’s proposal to introduce new taxes on mobile money transactions and social media, has been rejected by civil society ...

News Uganda » Social: MTN Uganda Foundation Donates Over 40 Hospital Equipment’s to Revamped Kabarole Hospital

News channel or source: http://pctechmag.com/2018/04/mtn-uganda-foundation-donates-over-40-hospital-equipments-to-revamped-kabarole-hospital/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

For those unaware about the Foundation, it was inaugurated in July 2007 as a vehicle through which MTN Uganda implements its corporate social investments (CSI). The main objective is to improve the quality of life in communities across the country by ...

News Uganda » Social: Rise in kidnappings shakes faith in Uganda's police

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-security/rise-in-kidnappings-shakes-faith-in-ugandas-police-idUSKBN1HN15Z
Publication date: Sunday 15 April 2018

LUWERO, Uganda (Reuters) - In a small Ugandan town in February ... despite increased public anger over corruption and poor social services. Even in Nsereko’s case, which ended happily, police emerged with their reputation tarnished - the family credited ...

News Uganda » Social: Uganda: Govt to Save Shs 700bn With E-Procurement

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201804250197.html
Publication date: uesday 24 April 2018

Some of the pilot government entities targeted include Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), PPDA, National Information Technology Authority (NITA), Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), National Social Security Fund ...