The newly elected Woman MP for Sheema District Jacklet Atuhaire has given her public opinion on taxation stand off between Members of Parliament (MPs) and civil society. Below is her say;
“The current impasse between civil society on one hand and the MPs on the other regarding income tax exemption…the parliamentary commission should either unbundle or separate taxable income that’s salary from other emoluments such us allowances in which case MPs would pay tax on their statutory income. On the other hand if the parliamentary commission insists on consolidating all emoluments into one pay members should be prepared on that consolidated figure on that income including allowances. I know that the tax payer will shoulder a higher burden when all emoluments are consolidated resulting into a significantly higher gratuity paid into the pension contribution paid for each MP per month. I as Jacklet a young person am looking out for development than a mare pension,” Jacklet said.