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The Ministry of Finance released a list of over 700 tax defaulters including members of parliament.

By Jimmy Muhumuza

Parliament 

The ministry of finance planning and Economic Development has released a list of over 700 tax defaulters including members of parliament.

The list has been released by the state minister for planning Amos Lugoloobi while appearing before the budget committee to defend queries raised by MPs on the charter for Fiscal responsibility for the next five years.

Lugoloobi says that government owes different companies entities and individuals 137.5 billion in taxes as of 30th September.

The list tabled by Lugoloobi shows that government owes pioneer easy bus 5.7billion, Uganda telecom72million, Uganda blood transmission services 486m, Uganda Muslim supreme council 22.2m among others.

The Notable individuals on the list include Joseph Chameleon Mayanja 28.7m, Lwengo woman mp Cissy Namujju 51m, Hajji Kyeyune Haruna Kasolo 94.8million, Nakaseke woman mp Sarah Najjuma 7.1million, Justice Steven Kavuma,4.4m, East Africa parliament member of parliament James Kakooza 905,000 shillings among others.

He says that the arrears and tax evasions are the reason why there is still low revenue generation.

Lugoloobi in this document has also revealed that government owes its ministries and entities 209.9 billion shillings with finance being the highest defaulter with 151.7billion, followed by the office of the prime minister with 30 billion shillings.

The Butambala county mp Muwanga Kivumbi was surprised that even companies who have tax exemptions are among those who are failing to pay taxes.

The Buikwe south mp Lulume Bayiga asked the ministry to come up with strategies on how to clear ar

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