The Member of Parliament for Bunyole West Hon. James Waluswaka has blasted Ugandans complaining about the social media tax.
Speaking to the Media, Waluswaka said that if there people who feel this tax is unfair, they should better go and die.
“If you don’t want to pay tax, better leave Uganda or go and die, we are tired of the life of debts and borrowing money from abroad yet Ugandans are busy spending a lot of money to foreign companies that don’t even subscribe or add value to this country.” He said.
This comment comes just hours after the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah saying that the shs. 200 is not only little but fair.
According to the deputy speaker of parliament, he believes that the monthly payment of 6000 shillings is very cheap and therefore Ugandans should be compliant and pay the tax for the benefit and development of the country.
“6000 shillings is not a lot of money. People should not make noise over such a small amount of money,” he said.
According to Oulanya, he argues that the money collected from taxing social media and mobile money is going to cause very big developments in the country and so people should willingly pay it.
“The medicine you will find inn hospitals and the roads that are going to be constructed from this tax are very important and cannot be compared to the 6000 shillings we pay monthly,” he analyzed.