Minister Kasaija: Work Hard to Pay More Taxes


here sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>In an exclusive interview with ChimpReports over the weekend, Kasaija said Uganda is a nation blessed with plenty of opportunities which Ugandans must explore so as to fetch more money hence widening the country’s tax base.

The readily available opportunities include; good weather, fertile soils, political stability and a positive investment climate.” Kasaija noted.

“The government would not be lacking money now if Ugandans had started working seriously yesterday. Therefore I implore all Ugandans to get to work now and pay more taxes.”

The minister also hailed President Museveni and his regime for transforming the economy from being completely dependent on donor support to being self sustaining to a large extent.

Kasaija was commenting on the uproar that has recently been caused by the new taxes and withdraw of tax waivers on different items some of which are directly or indirectly associated with agricultural production which is regarded as the backbone of the country’s economy.

“Most people only work for “cam cam” (Luo for eating) instead of producing more for commercial purposes. That is what is keeping us behind.” Kasaija added.

Parliament will soon embark on debating the recent budget and mixed reactions are expected from both sides of the house mainly regarding taxes on private schools and agricultural inputs.


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