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Statement on URA closure of Observer offices

This afternoon, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) sealed off our offices in Kamwokya claiming that we have not met our tax obligations.

The truth is we have been in several meetings with URA since December 2018, trying to settle the discrepancy between their figures and ours.

There is also a miscommunication between the enforcement department and the domestic tax department. Our appeal and negotiations were not communicated.

The enforcement department  proceeded without being updated by the domestic tax department. We are in talks to  see to it that this problem is sorted out as soon as possible.

- Management 


+1 #1 Akot 2019-02-20 18:56
Why does Uganda Revenue Authority want more money when the country has; no National Education, no Universal Healthcare, no Social Housing, no Public transport, no good roads, no Public Transport Services, no Unemployment Allowances for job seekers...?

What is Uganda tax money for?

Funny, European politic is in disaray due to the poor from countries that have no social services, but taxes always go up to meet demand!

Ugandans know French... tax payers are on streets demanding salary rise as taxes keep going up to meet social demands, right?

Mayors' offices are overwhelmed by more & more people, even those with income who, after paying taxes, cannot feed themselves! But, Mayors' offices ensure they are served/get basic necessities at reduced prices or not reelected!

Why are Ugandans not goingfor change of ruler in UNITY?
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0 #2 Juwait kali 2019-02-20 22:59
This is expected since this e paper presents opposition views.

To be honest am surprised they didn't shut this paper long ago. Akot advised the country to free themselves to no avail and this is the price. Young one's are going to suffer.
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-3 #3 Wainainchi 2019-02-21 01:15
Seal off and block Observer for not paying the taxes and spilling hate and deception amongst Uganda.

SHUT IT UO AND [censored] IT U,P!!!
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+1 #4 Zaitun 2019-02-21 18:19
It is not the question taxes that have triggered the closure of The Observer offices.

Believe me, it is a question of freedom of expression most readers are enjoying with The Observer that has become a thorn in the feet our dear thieves.

These thieves have found themselves locked against the wall with readers of this journal, hence their nightmare.

Daily Monitor used to allow space for commentaries from readers. Since it cut off that freedom of expresion, it has now become NRM govt. mouth piece, enjoying all the amenities and gifts from our tormentors; aware that there is no more entrance of criticism to their style of governance.

Simply say that instead of calling a cat a cat, the thieving govt. is hiding behind a fake reason- tax- to close down The Obsever Offices.

We are not kids to be seen accepting lame and useless reasons for closing The Offices!!
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0 #5 Phalanch 2019-02-21 21:38
This is nothing but extortion, what do the taxes do in Uganda ??????

If they are mafias , they are fakes mafias they can't even provide the security they claim money for.

it's all cramp they just want to silence Observer.
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+1 #6 rubangakene 2019-02-21 23:46
The should request a fund raising site (GoFundMe) to cover the discrepancies; most truth seeking individuals will part with a few shillings to keep the fountain of truth flowing.
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