Drunkards are useful, says Museveni

By John Augustine Emojong

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Ugandans should not despise drunkards because they are useful in the development of the country’s economy.

“When a drunkard buys a bottle of beer, the beer is taxed and from the taxes, government earns revenue which is used to provide a number of services like paying you salaries which you use to buy those shoes and suits you are putting on,” said Mr Museveni.
Mr Museveni was on Wednesday speaking at Tororo Youth Centre when closing a three-day workshop for secondary school teachers from Bukedi Region under the theme; “Patriotism Building in Schools.”
He was responding to the issue of over-taxation of salaries which was raised by the teachers who argued that over-taxing their meager salaries was suffocating them.

The teachers in their Memo complained that over taxing their salaries was making them fail to meet their domestic, school fees and other demands.

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