Uganda’s government has announced that the social media and mobile money taxes will be reviewed.
The 200-shilling ($0.05; £0.04) tax on the daily use of apps like Twitter and Facebook has led to protests in the country.
Uganda’s prime minister, Ruhakana Rugunda who spoke to the parliament on the review of the social media and mobile money taxes, said:
“Government is now reviewing the taxes taking into consideration the concerns of the public and its implications on the budget.
The president has provided guidance on the matter and encouraged further discussion with a view to reaching consensus on how we should raise the much needed revenue to finance our budget.”
The taxes took effect at the beginning of July.
A small demonstration in the capital, Kampala, was broken up by police on Wednesday morning.