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DP OPPOSES PROPERTY TAX IN KAMPALA

NAMUTEBI HABIIBAH, NASSIWA RASHIDA and EMMA BAHEMBA

The Democratic Party Bloc is opposed to the new proposed property tax rate by Kampala Capital City Authority.

The City Authority has proposed an increase in the property tax rate from 2.5% to 6% on all commercial properties in the city.

Micheal Mabikke, member of the bloc says the proposed tax rate in so high, considering the current economic turbulence, owing to the high levels of inflation, unemployment and high commodity prices.

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Mabikke was speaking at the weekly Presser at DP offices in Kampala, adding that KCCA should improve facilities in the city in the city suburbs like drainage, water provision and feeder roads before introducing such taxes.

The proposal will be presented to the KCCA council, before it is endorsed by the council. The minister for Kampala is required to present the same to Cabinet before taking it to Parliament.

Kampala Capital City Aauthority raised revenue from several sources including Trade Licenses, outdoor advertisement, ground rent, local service tax, Parking spaces penalties and fines among others.

In another development, Mr Mabikke also compelled KCCA to make public the utilization of over 20m US $ donated to the City Authority by the World Bank.

The grant was reportedly meant for staff salaries for the Authority, road construction among other services.

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