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Bank of Uganda, telecom operators ask govt to rescind mobile money tax

“The Bank of Uganda and mobile phone operators have asked the government to scrap mobile money tax, saying mobile money revenue has dipped by more than UGX 600 billion since the introduction of the tax, The Observer reported. This reduction, they say, has affected revenue collection from Mobile Money transactions. Bank of Uganda director of statistics Charles Abuka said that placing a charge on mobile money withdrawals would increase revenue but the tax is inefficient, uncertain and complex.”