Not Even Poor People Need Kerosene Lamps

In the recent budget, the Minister of Finance announced tax waiver on solar energy equipment and paraffin allegedly for the benefit of poor Ugandans. Much as a tax waiver on solar energy equipment is welcome, the same on kerosene is a health hazard to the life of the poor folks. A tax exemption on kerosene is, therefore, an indirect encouragement for the use of these disastrous lighting objects.