Facebook could pull Ugandan investment over social media tax

8 Aug 2018

Facebook is reportedly ready to halt its planned investments in Uganda due to the government’s recently-introduced tax on social media services. The Daily Monitor cites Facebook’s public policy manager for Africa, Kojo Boakye, as saying that the company will channel funding towards other markets, as the social media giant looks to help improve connectivity in the region by investing in infrastructure projects. Since 1 July Ugandan users of over-the-top (OTT) apps such as Facebook and WhatsApp have had to pay a UGX200 (USD0.05) daily fee for access.

Uganda,Facebook Inc,



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.