The approval implies that each person using platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber and Skype among others, will be subjected to a daily levy of 200 Shillings while each mobile money transaction will be subjected to a 1 percent excise duty. The government is projecting to collect 284 billion Shillings from the measures.
According to information obtained by URN, prior to his visit to Kyesiga and Kyanamukaka sub counties, Ssekandi sent a team led by Mulindwa Birimumaaso, a senior presidential advisor to select and register those who would participate in the consultations.
The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga informed parliament that government has given out similar rewards before citing Ugandans who excelled in different fields including but not limited to the thirty public officers who were part of the team that discovered oil in Uganda in 2006.
Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has in the past lamented about the low quality of debate in the House attributing it to lack of research on the part of legislators. Oulanyah today noted that research is critical for an institution like parliament since it is the highest legal forum in the country.
In a students and Members of Parliament Debate on the need for trade, not aid, Parliament adopted that Government emphasizes the need for trade rather than aid for sustainable development after the Students who were on the Government side took the day.
Parliament has witnessed a large turn up today as Members of Parliament meet to conclude the Public Order Management Bill. However, the decision by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya to conclude the discussion has not gone down well with opposition MPs.
Members of Parliament have disagreed with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over her decision turning down a petition to recall the House from recess. In a letter dated January 17 2012, Kadaga tells the legislators that she could not recall the House because the petitioners had not fulfilled the requirements of Article 95(5) of the constitution on the same.
Ugandaâ€™s level of indebtedness is causing an increasing worry among a section of politicians and policy makers as the country celebrates 50 years of independence. Uganda marks fifty years of independence with what some politicians call a mountain of foreign debts amounting to about five billion US dollars.
The move by some ruling NRM party legislators to begin a campaign for President Museveni to run for a 5th elective term has drawn mixed reactions. It could be be another sign of emerging cliques with in the NRM as its members differ on how to address some of the governance issues in the country.
There was drama in parliament on Tuesday when the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, openly frustrated and blocked attempts by the opposition to cut budgets of various ministries and have the money re-channeled to enhance the salaries of teachers and other government workers.