Public University Students’ Leaders run to court against Uganda Revenue Authority’s move to Collect Tuition.
Students leaders from public universities around Uganda are dragging government and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to court over the new move by the tax body to collect tuition on behalf of the universities.
While addressing a joint press conference in Kampala on July 15,2019, the guild presidents from public universities say, the move will cripple service delivery in the institutions.
Julius Katerega,the Makerere University guild president notes that the money they pay to the universities is paid for a particular service which is education, hence should not be collected by URA.
The move to drag govt and URA to court through their lawyers, Kiiza and Mugisha advocates seek an injunction on the new move to have all tuition collected by URA.
The guild president Makerere University Business School (MUBS), Tusingwire Ramulus views the new move as one of the ploys by the govt to siphon powers of the university institutions which will in the long run cause delays in services delivery at Universities.
Dots should be connected that majority of guild presidents subscribe to Bobi Wine-led People Power movement, an opposition wing in Uganda.