Facebook could pull Ugandan investment over social media tax

8 Aug 2018

Facebook is reportedly ready to halt its planned investments in Uganda due to the government’s recently-introduced tax on social media services. The Daily Monitor cites Facebook’s public policy manager for Africa, Kojo Boakye, as saying that the company will channel funding towards other markets, as the social media giant looks to help improve connectivity in the region by investing in infrastructure projects. Since 1 July Ugandan users of over-the-top (OTT) apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp have had to pay a UGX200 (USD0.05) daily fee for access.

Uganda, Facebook