The Minister for Finance, Hon. Matia Kasaija has scoffed at the plight of Ugandans decrying the newly crafted taxes. According to Kasaija, Ugandans are just ‘crying insensitively’ without looking at the bigger picture of what good things can be got out of the taxes.
“You see, they are crying to have good services but they don’t want to be taxed. That’s the funny and annoying thing about these people called Ugandans,” Kasaija remarked during a press interview this morning. “Ugandans can annoy. They are always complaining even when they don’t have a genuine reason,” he added.
Kasaija recommends that people who don’t want to be taxed should be at liberty to sit down and create their own country where they will not collect taxes. “All governments world over survive on taxes. I have not seen a government anywhere on the globe which does not tax its people,” Kasaija says. “If you do not want to be taxed, feel free to create your own country,” he advised.
Kasaija’s remarks come at a moment when the indebted NRM government plans to impose a string of taxes ranging from internet data, motor vehicles, Boda Bodas, minerals, housing estates and properties.