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  • Tax Waiver-FG and States should Emulate Akwa Ibom-AWC

    The Federal and State Governments have been called upon  to emulate  the Akwa Ibom state Government by giving tax waivers to Nigerians.

    This call was made by the All Workers Convergence(AWC),through its National Coordinator,Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The AWC calls on the Federal Government to emulate the Akwa Ibom state Government by giving tax holiday to workers and all those in businesses badly affected  by the coronavirus pandemic. Government should for once  show signs of commitment to the people and reduce hardships, suffering and exploitation of the people knowing fully well that government never supported tax payers during the lock down as was the case in other countries,'' Comrade Emelieze noted.

  • Uganda Considers Review of Social Media Tax After Protests

    The Ugandan Government is planning to review the tax regime it recently introduced on Social Media.

    The government's decision is coming on the heels of street protests against the tax in the country's capital by Ugandans.

    According to the Prime Minister, Ruhakama Rugunda, the government had taken into consideration the  response of the public to the tax.

    "Government is now reviewing the taxes taking into consideration the concerns of the public and an amended bill will be debated on July 19," said Rugunda.

     A levy of Ush200 (or Sh6) per person on a daily basis was introduced by government, before users could be able to access WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Mobile internet users are required  to input a code on their phones to pay the charge before they are able to access social media sites.