By Jumah Nsubuga
Gomba County Member of Parliament Rosemary Najjemba Muyinda has asked government to reconsider remove the tax it imposed on cosmetics in the recently read budget.
Mrs Muyinda said that women will be affected by cosmetics high prices yet
most women earn little compared to the men.
She added that since the reading of the budget women in her
constituency have been approaching her asking her to ask parliament to
stop such tax because it will deny them a chance of having cheap
cosmetic for their bodies.
“Its unfair for the government to increase the tax on cosmetics yet almost every woman use cosmetics.We want the tax emponsed on cosmetics to be removed to enable women enjoying their lives”Najjemba noted
Mrs Muyinda further said that she is going to embark on mobilizing fellow mps to see that they can oppose such a move by government.
She revealed that government should stop taking the burden to the women
and children through such taxes but rather stop corrupt officials from
embezzling government funds.
During the budget reading two weeks ago government increased the tax on women perfumes and cosmetics from 15% to 20%.