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
Is Uganda involved in skulls trade?
Last month, Police in Luwero said they stopped three men who were riding on one bodaboda at night and that instead of stopping, the men just fired at Police, forcing them to respond....
Underfunding undermines my performance -  Lokodo
The minister for Ethics and integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo has attributed the ‘invisibility’ of his ministry in combating corruption and other immoral vices in the country to underfunding....
Turn boy’s leg rotting after gunshot shattered bone
The sight of Nyanzi''s rotting bone sticking out of his leg is nothing to behold....
EAC, AU Commission team to address Africa disaster risks
Natural hazards, such as floods, droughts, and earthquakes are becoming more regular and intense, increasing impact on people and communities....
Wakiso seeks sh480m to complete council chambers
The Wakiso district council is seeking sh480m for the completion of the council chambers whose progress had stalled for five years due to financial constraints....
Mbabazi unfit to be NRM Secretary General - Bahati
The NRM Parliamentary caucus vice chairperson, David Bahati says ex-Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi is not fit to continue serving as NRM secretary general....
Will police's move to increase the number of investigators help deal with fraud?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter