With the Nigerian Government looking for ways to regulate the use of Social Media, What if you are asked to pay N20 per day to use Social Media platforms? Will you be willing to do so?
Well, our friends in Uganda are presently faced with this option as the Uganda Parliament has passed into law late Wednesday imposing a tax of
200 shillings ($0.05, 0.04 euro, N20) a day on users of so-called “over
the top” services which publish content bypassing traditional
Although, the new law does not spell out how the tax would be applied and collected in practice. Finance minister David Bahati said the aim of the legislation was only to raise revenue for public services.
But earlier in March President Museveni wrote to the finance ministry
urging the introduction of the tax as a way to deal with the
consequences of online “gossip”. According to him, it was to stop young people from gossiping.
If calculated properly, this means that Ugandan Youth will be paying N7200 to use social
media yearly. What if this happens in your country? You pay to use Facebook, WhatsApp, SnapChat etc?
Kindly leave your opinion in the comment section below.