BY TUMWEBAZE FAROOK and KIGONZI MAJIDU
Uganda People’s Congress, UPC has opposed the ban of scratch cards by government effective 31st July 2018.
While addressing journalists at the party headquarters, the party spokesperson Michael Orach Osinde said that the usage of scratch cards has made mobile phones very easy to use even in the remotest areas.
He further added that migration from scratch cards to easy load should be handled in phases like Umeme handled the movement from electricity meters to Yaka.
This came after the reading of the budget where new taxes were imposed on services such as social media and mobile money which was received by mixed reactions by several Ugandans.
UPC advises government to create awareness to the citizens before passing any law because article 1 of the 1995 Ugandan constitution states that power belongs to the people.
As Uganda is opting to improve security with modern technology, UPC has advised the government to fight insecurity by reducing unemployment levels, poverty and absence of food for ordinary Ugandans other than spending the money on purchase of armored vehicles for MP’s.
This follows the recent murders of leading public figures including Arua Municipality legislator Colonel Ibrahim Abriga, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi the then Police spokesperson and Maj Muhammad Kiggundu among others.
Recently President Museveni while addressing Parliament on security proposed to procurement modern escort armored vans for legislators.
Reporting complemented by SIWA SHARIFF, NAMYALO SHIRAT, NAMUYA SUNUNA, NAKIYINGI SUMMAYA, KIZITO UNUSU and Shadia Nakyeyune.