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Exempt Taxes On Some Basic Commodities, FDC To Government

Exempt Taxes On Some Basic Commodities, FDC To Government

Forum for Democratic Change, FDC, has advised government to exempt Taxes on some basic commodities.

Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the FDC spokesperson, accused President Museveni of telling lies that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is responsible for the escalating prices of essential commodities in the country. He said this is not the case.

“The truth of the matter is that prices have steadily been going up for months now. For example, the price of petrol rose from Shs3800 to Shs5000 towards the end of the year and has never gone down. At the time, truck drivers who had refused to pay for Covid-19 test at the Kenya border were blamed,” he said.

This came up due to the escalating prices of Commodities that caused all heads to turn. Currently, a bar of soap is Ug shs 8000, and in some places, Ug shs10,000.

A sacket of salt is 1000. Unfortunately, this inflation doesn’t seem to bother the government as it’s bothering the people the more.

Ssemujju also said Ugandans, have been hit by numerous things; Covid-19, lockdowns among others. The escalating prices of commodities like sugar, soap, cooking oil, and fuel should not bother Ugandans.

“Mr. Museveni, if you have been sleeping and you were awoken by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, please know this problem has been ongoing. You must now think of real measures to ease the situation,” he said.

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