BUKOTO East MP John Alintuma Nsambu has camped at Entebbe international Airport, protesting the withholding of 144 computers by the Uganda Revenue Authority that is demanding US$720 in taxes,
Nsambu (right) spent Tuesday night at the tarmack next to the Entebbe Handling Services, where a sympathiser gave him a mattress to rest on. â€œI am not going to leave this place until the computers are released,â€ he said.
Nsambu said the computers arrived from Seattle in Washington six days ago and were on Tuesday cleared by URA. He said a team led by Dan Kalimuzo, a URA official, intercepted the computers, demanding over sh1m in taxes for the pieces of cloth used for wrapping the second-hand computers. The computers are a donation to schools in Masaka and Rakai districts.
â€œI asked them to let us deliver the computers then they can take the cloths but they refused,â€ he said.
Nsambu protests over 144 withheld computers