National
DP backs Buganda’s demand for sharing tax revenue
Publish Date: Jul 08, 2014
DP backs Buganda’s demand for sharing tax revenue
DP president Nobert Mao
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Moses Mulondo  

The Democratic Party (DP) has backed Buganda’s renewed demand for federalism and a portion of the tax revenue collected by government in the central region.


“Buganda’s federal demand and share of the tax revenue are genuine demands and if DP was in power, we would grant them,” DP leader Norbert Mao said Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Kampala.

Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga on Monday told Lukiiko (parliament) that Mengo wants government to include federalism in the proposed constitutional reforms.

The Mengo finance minister Eva Nagawa said they also want a portion of the tax revenue collected by the central government in Buganda.  

Arguing that the NRM’s policy if of a highly centralized government, Mao said NRM would not give Buganda federalism.

“Buganda should change their strategy to get what they want. They should stop begging and aggressively create pressure. They should vote for DP because we support their demands,” Mao explained.

Mao also condemned the recent attacks by unknown gunmen in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Ntoro districts which have claimed lives of over 85 people.

“We call upon political leaders in the region to make reconciliatory statements. We condemn leaders who make statements that incite the masses. We commend former MP Christopher Kibazanga for saving people who were about to be killed by a mob,” Mao said.  

The DP leader condemned use of violence to solve political and cultural problems and advised warring parties to resort to dialogue.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
KCCA demolishes structures in Wandegeya
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has demolished several illegal structures in Wandegeya in an operation which lasted for close to five hours....
Army chief urges youth on hard work
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala, has cautioned the youth against impatience urging them to devote their energies to productive activities. He said most youth spend time watching movies which have given them an illusion of a rather glamorous life...
Rakai launches campaign against teenage pregnancies
Rakai district has partnered with local charities to end child marriages. This follows reports of an increase in the rate of school dropout among girls.According to the Abubeker Lutaya, the Rakai district schools’ inspector, child marriages have contributed to girl child school dropout...
US Embassy empowers Kampala youth
Sports betting and gambling are fast becoming a serious challenge to youth employment in Kampala City since majority of losers in betting resort to crime including robbing and hitting people with iron bars....
‘Jamwa did not cause any financial loss to NSSF’
City lawyer Fred Mpanga has asked the Court of Appeal to acquit former NSSF managing director David Chandi Jamwa of abuse of office and causing financial loss....
Works ministry calls for UNRA independent procurement
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has paved 305km of roads this year closing in on the national development target of 1,100 kilometers of roads to be paved by 2015....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter