With many Ugandans now utilising all the existing loopholes to evade the newly introduced Social Media tax, especially through using Virtual Private Network (VPN), Uganda Communication Commission has vowed that the evasion will soon come to an end.
According to Ibrahim Bbosa, Manager Consumers Affairs, UCC, the regulatory body together with telecom companies, are building the capacity to can track down VPN users.
Bbosa revealed that; “Despite many VPN apps being introduced almost every day, only two are beating our capacities. But soon we shall track them down.”
On Ugandans refusing to pay tax Bbosa said; “Taxes have never been a palatable issue in Uganda,” before adding that; “ It could have been a joke where people think that OTTS is about “wolokoso” but i could also supplement that with a joke, now that the government of Uganda is getting taxes from social media, then maybe we shall not be seeing the closure of Social Media.”