During Uganda People’s Congress ( UPC) weekly media briefing at the Uganda House in Kampala, the party’s spokesperson, Osinde Micheal urged government to shift taxes that are being imposed on social media and mobile money on cigarettes and alcohol consumption which are causing havoc to the youth.
Following the public uproar about social media and mobile money transaction tax, UPC party advised the government to shift both taxes to cigarettes and alcohol to help reduce the consumption since it’s a health threat to our youth.
Unauthorized alcohol industry in Uganda is aiming the youth through the packaging plan of alcohol sachets / tot packs in smallest quantities costing as cheap as shillings 200, ‘’he said.
The party said the distribution plan makes cigarettes and alcohol apparently very cheap, but ruins the life and future of young people, according to Nile Post.
Ugandan government should lay some strategies as a way to help vulnerable youth to stop using drugs and alcohol, ‘’said Osinde.
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