NTUNGAMO BUSINESS COMMUNITY FORM BODY TO FIGHT URA’S HIGH TAXES
By Rwambuka Mugisha
in Ntungamo Municipality—
Following the hiked revenue and other taxes slapped on the business
men and landlords in the Ntungamo municipality by the Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA), the business community in Ntungamo sat and formed an
Association that will speak on their behalf with the town clerk and
URA officials to solve that problem instead of staging a demonstration
Mucunguzi William (a coffee dealer, Drug shop owner and landlord) was
elected as Chairman of the Municipal Business and landlord Community
and Alexander Ssajja (of SAP Gen.Hard ware) was chosen as his Deputy.
Mucunguzi polled 75 votes while Ssajja Alexander got 51 votes and
Henry Tumwebaze garnered 46 votes. Sajja was later elected un opposed
as Vice Chairman after conceding the defeat!
Christopher Orimwesiga (a shop owner and Teacher at Standard College
Ntungamo) was elected as General Secretary as Naome Mirembe-Kihanda
(of Kihannda Super market) was elected Treasurer.
Orimwesiga garnered 73 votes beating Baguma Abel who got only 37 votes.
Nicholas Tumutoreine (a Businessman and also Deputy Headmaster Ruhaama
S.S.S.) who presided over the polls told journalists that the
elections were free and fair.
Mucunguzi William replaced Matayo Tumwiine whom they accused of not
delivering much during his term of office.
Matayo failed to contest again after sensing that a camp of MP Gerald
Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality) was plotting to make him lose badly
since he is the father in law to Yona Musinguzi who lost badly to
Hon.Gerald in the last parliamentary polls.
The MP Gerald guys had planned to revenge by making Matayo Tumwine
lose because that he also refused to support his nephew Hon.Karuhanga.
Mucunguzi thanked those who supported and voted him as Chairman and
promised that he’s going to work tiressly and ensure that his traders
are treated well by not taxing them highly by the municipal council
and the URA officials, he also pledged to have dialogues with the
stake holders when tax accessing worsens against his business
community and landlords