VAT removal to boost cooking gas adoption

Value Added Tax (VAT) was recently scrapped on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). It is hoped that the move will slow down deforestation (cutting down of trees for firewood and charcoal) for cooking energy, bring down gas prices in Uganda to within East African Community (EAC) levels.

It will also bolster Uganda’s attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all by 2030.

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