As you would expect, the social media tax that took effect on 1st July 2018 was to be met with a lot of criticism and defiance in Ugandans. What we did not know is that even our top celebrities would feel the pinch of the UGX 200 per day subscription.
A Pass, who we all know for his rampant use of social media to promote his art was most vocal when it came to reacting to the new implemented OTT tax. The singer says the Ugandan government is blatantly increasing taxes yet even the already available ones cannot be accounted for.
He says it is daylight robbery because these social media applications that the tax is targeting are not for the Ugandan government so the tax is illegal.
Bobi Wine on the other hand called the government blood sucking exploiters. He believes the tax is ‘intended to silence of dissent against Museveni’s regime of national shame’. He also asks all Ugandans to use whatever avenues possible to ‘resist and challenge the oppressor’s tool in the dictator’s bucket’.
Many more other celebrities and citizens are still raising their voices against the infamous tax. We shall keep you updated on the developments concerning this particular issue.