Ugandan cellphone users hit with new call tax

4 Jul 2005

Since last Friday, Mobile phone users in Uganda have been subject to a new tax on voice calls. In the country’s latest government budget, tax on airtime increased from 10% to 12% and VAT on calls went up by 1% to 18%. Uganda’s three wireless operators, MTN, UTL and Celtel, have all increased their tariffs accordingly.