Browsing: Minister Matia Kasaija

‘You Have No Powers Over Departed Asians Property’ – Solicitor General Warns Bizibu, Minister Kasaija To Back Off Asian Properties Already Repossessed

The Solicitor General has warned Departed Asians Property Custodian Board Executive Secretary George Bizibu and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija not to interfere in matters regarding Asian properties. In letter seen by this website, the Solicitor General citing section 15 of the Expropriated Properties Act Cap.87 says the board and Finance Minister have no powers to…

‘Why Can’t You Let Ugandans Breathe?’-Finance Committee Roars As It Dustbins Shs 200,000 Annual Car License

Parliament’s finance committee has rejected the 200,000 Shillings license on cars and 50,000 Shillings for motorbikes. thecapitaltimes.co.ug has learnt. Last week, the minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija tabled tax measures seeking to make amendments to a number of bills including, Excise Duty Act, External Trade Act, Fish Act, Income Tax Act, Mining Act, Stamp Duty…

“Tax on Withdrawal of Money From Banks? I am Hearing This For the First Time’-Min. Kasaija Denies Own Letter As Netizens Roar

Uganda’s Finance minister, Mr Matia Kasaija, has refuted allegations of a plan by the government to start taxing cash withdrawals from banks. According to a February 9 letter written by Patrick Ocailip, the deputy secretary to the treasury in the Ministry of Finance directed to the Bank of Uganda Governor, the finance ministry is seeking…

A Pleasant Welcome Of Shs 300m Awaits Each Freshly Elected & Re-elected Member Of Uganda’s Parliament Amidst Covid-19 Economic Hardship

The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is hunting for sh165bn to avail Parliament a budget for MPs motor vehicle allowances in the 11th Parliament. Divided by about 520 MPs, each is expected to pocket closet to sh320million in vehicle allowances. Minister Kasaija said that even if the 165 billion expenditure for cars is not yet funded,…

Just In! Jubilant Matia Kasaija Declared Unopposed For Buyanja County Parliamentary Seat

The Uganda Electoral Commission has declared the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija unopposed for the Buyanja County Parliamentary seat in Kibale district. The declaration follows a withdraw from his rival Paul Kyalimpa who was an independent candidate. This was confirmed by a letter dated December 7, 2020, signed by Ipeto Agrey James, Kibale District Returning…

Byabashaija’s Job As Prisons Boss Hangs In Balance As Parliament Rejects Reappointment, Vets New Deputy Governor, DPP

The Parliament Appointments Committee chaired by the Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon. Rebecca Kadaga interacted with nominees and vetted members who were appointed by President Yoweri Museveni. The positions for which the members were vetted include the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commissioner General and Deputy Commissioner General of…

The Bill Is Inequitable! Meera Investments Petition Finance Min. Over 2020 Proposed Tax Amendments

 The management of Meera Investments Limited has petitioned finance minister opposing some of clauses in the proposed Tax Amendments Bill, 2020. The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development tabled before Parliament five bills, which include; Excise Duty Amendment bill 2020, Value Added Tax bill 2020, Income Tax Amendment bill 2020, Stamp Duty Amendment Bill…