Kiiza Besigye the Former FDC President Raises Concerns About Taxation and Demonstrations.

Col (Rtd) Dr. Kizza Besigye, founder of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, warns Ugandan businesses against seeking President Museveni’s intervention on taxation issues enforced by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). Besigye asserts that Museveni’s government is the root cause of taxation challenges and urges traders to unite independently to advocate for their interests.

Speaking from FDC offices in Kampala, Besigye calls for substantial regime change to ensure sustainable growth for businesses. He condemns what he sees as unjust taxes introduced by the government, allegedly mismanaged by corrupt officials. Besigye’s remarks come amid brewing tensions between traders and the government over the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solutions (EFRIS) enforced by URA.

Despite initial protest threats, Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) chairman, Dr. Tadius Musoke Naggenda, calls off the strike, citing positive dialogues with the government. Besigye continues to highlight the detrimental effects of current tax policies on Uganda’s economic development, emphasizing the need for reform. His advocacy underscores ongoing tensions between the government and traders over taxation and governance.