By Charles Katabalwa

19th June 2024

Katongole Godfrey, the Chairman of the Kampala City Traders Association (KATA), has assured traders that despite the postponement of their meeting with the President, they will not relent on their campaign against the implementation of the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS), which they claim will lead to high taxation.

The Chairperson of Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA),  Thadeus Musoke and  John Kabanda, the Chairman of the Federation of Uganda’s Traders Associations (FUTA) said in a joint statement released last evening that they have agreed with President Museveni to reschedule the meeting that was meant to take place this Thursday 20th/June 2024 at Kololo Ceremonial grounds.

Now the meeting will take place on 31st July 2024, after both sides have done thorough research on the subject matter, before they come up with a final resolution to end a long standing dispute over Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)’s Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS).

While talking to our reporter Katongole confirmed that the meeting was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and assured Traders that their leaders committed to fighting against EFRIS.

Katongole added that KATA together with KACIITA will continue to engage with the government and other stakeholders to find what works for both parties; the government and traders before warning traders against opportunists who want to use them for selfish interests.

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Thursday 20th June 2024 03:50:37 PM