Government moves to block VPN as Ugandans vow to dodge social media tax

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KAMPALA, Uganda

The government of Uganda has moved to block Virtual Private Networks (VPN) that several Ugandans have installed on their mobile gadgets in a bid to dodge government’s social media tax.

The Shs200 daily social media tax that was proposed took effect on 1st July, 2018, forcing some Ugandans to resort to VPN, a technology that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet.

The tax charge is paid through mobile money accounts specifically Airtel and ,MTN