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Disabled People want tax on social media abolished


KAMPALA, UGANDA-  Although President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has defended the imposition of a Ush200 per day tax on social media arguing that it’s a luxury, people living with disabilities are crying foul.

They reason that such a tax on social Media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook is complicating their communication especially for those living with blindness and the deaf.

“Imposing such a tax is a disservice to us living with blindness and to the Deaf. It increases our cost for communication,” said Esther Kyozira the Head of Programming at the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU).

She noted that innovations in the telecommunications sector had eased their communication where they have largely depended on mobile phones as a tool to communicate.

“Let Government allow us to use such platforms for free,” she said.