Controversy and secrecy characterise Uganda's latest tech law

8 June 2018

Computing

In Uganda, people who use social media platforms and/or who utilise mobile money services to transact will incur a fee – 1% on mobile money transactions and Sh200 (US$0/05) daily for social media.

This is according to the Excise Duty Amendment Bill which local lawmakers have passed and which comes into effect on 1 July 2018.

While those who use mobile money services will be taxed for receiving money, making payments, cash withdrawals and payments, it is unclear how authorities will enforce the law on social media users. Read the full article on ITWeb Africa here.