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THIS WEEK: Government abolishes revenue collection by private entities

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THIS WEEK: Government abolishes revenue collection by private entities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | During a Sept.25 press conference, Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya announced that government has abolished privatization of revenue collection from operators of public vehicles to private entities. The minister who also banned parking fees and other informal levies in public transport including stage management and loading fees said these fees have been the cause of protests and disagreements in the industry.

The formal levies which are to be collected by Kampala City Council Authority include light omnibus license, medium omnibus, passenger’s vehicles license and road user’s fees.  Licenses on public service vehicles and advance presumptive tax are to be charged Uganda Revenue Authority as it has been.

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