Uganda to re­view soc me­dia tax:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Uganda will re­view a tax on the use of so­cial me­dia, the prime min­is­ter said Wednes­day af­ter a protest against the con­tro­ver­sial mea­sure was bro­ken up by po­lice fir­ing live rounds and tear­gas into the air.

Prime Min­is­ter Ruhakana Ru­gunda told par­lia­ment that Pres­i­dent Yow­eri Mu­sev­eni had “en­cour­aged fur­ther dis­cus­sion” on the fierce­ly­con­tested levy.

“Govern­ment is now re­view­ing the taxes tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the con­cerns of the pub­lic” and

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