Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Uganda has been passed a new law. Under this, people have to pay taxes to use social media. Now citizens of the country will have to pay 3 rupees 36 paise daily to use social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Vibor and Twitter. President Yovari Musaveni, who took the initiative to change the social media law, said in March that the social media promotes rumours a lot. The President of this country has said that this law is being implemented to prevent gossip and rumours on social media. The Parliament of Uganda has passed this law. The person who uses these social media will be taxed at the rate of 200 shillings ($ 0.05) per day. This tax will be implemented from July 1. There are many more taxes in the new Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill. Mobile Money Transactions will take a one-percent tax separately. With this, it will also help in repaying the nation’s growing national debt. President Yovari Musaveni, who took the initiative to change the social media law, has said that according to him the tax is very low and people will not be burdened with it. About 20 million people are active in social media in Uganda. Neighbour Tanzania, bloggers and online publishers have been charged $ 930.