By Watchdog reporter
Ugandan vocal journalist Andrew Mwenda is in trouble over non tax compliance in Rwanda. The tax man, Rwanda Revenue Authority, is demanding from his company Independent Publications, over Rwf53 million (about UgShs215 million), according to a news report by Uganda’s weekly newspaper, Matooke Republic.
The newspaper says Mwenda’s taxes woes come at the backdrop of a struggling business in Kigali coupled with a riotous staff over dismissal and unpaid salaries.
Matooke Republic says that RRA came knocking at Mwenda’s door about three months ago, and threatened to attach the company’s assets.
However, Mwenda blames his managers who were not remitting the taxes, but adds that they have paid more than 75% of the obligations.
Mwenda now says the Kigali office is being run from Kampala since the staff in Kigali have broken rank and threatening to take their former employer to the labour office.