Uganda’s K2 shut down over unpaid tax

31 May 2018

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has ordered the closure of mobile reseller K2 Telecom after the company failed to pay taxes for four years. K2, which is owned by the Buganda Kingdom, a semi-autonomous region in the south of Uganda, has racked up debts of over UGX95 million (USD25,000), according to a report from New Vision. A URA spokesperson said that the reseller will be allowed to commence operations again if it is able to clear the debt.

K2 launched wireless services as Uganda’s first MVNO on 1 January 2013, utilising the network of Orange (now Africell). Earlier this year another Ugandan wireless service provider, Afrimax (previously Vodafone Uganda), entered bankruptcy protection and is now facing liquidation.

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