KAMPALA- A group of MPs opposed to social media and Mobile Money have Wednesday stormed Central Police Station (CPS) in the capital Kampala escorting legislator Bobi Wine who was summoned for masterminding illegal protest
The group began their procession from Parliament to CPS where Bobi Wine is being questioned on ‘illegal’ activities.
Opposition MPs including the Leader of Opposition, Winnie Kiiza, Florence Namayanja, Mbwatekamwa, Robina Sentongo, and Gilbert Olanya were part of Wednesday’s procession.
Addressing the journalists at Parliament before marching to CPS, Kiiza asked government to completely drop the tax imposed on mobile money transactions saying they are unfair to majority Ugandans.
She also calls on her fellow legislators to reject the vehicles that the president has promised them for enhancement of their security saying such gestures end up over burdening the tax payer.
The finance ministry will tomorrow present on the floor of parliament an excise duty amendment bill 2018 that seeks to among other things; see tax on mobile money withdraw transactions reduce from 1% to 0.5%.
Last week, Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire told the media that Bobi Wine would be summoned to appear before police for questioning on allegations that he masterminded the social media ‘illegal’ protests that left a number of police officers assaulted.
Hon. Kyagulanyi among others on Wednesday last week held a protest challenging the taxes which they say are unfair and inconveniencing to citizens and unemployed youth.
Police said the Wednesday protest was held unlawfully and some of the protesters assaulted officers.