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Uganda: Small farmers pay their dues

Traders transporting bananas by bike. Traders are complaining that a local tax - nicknamed empoza - that they have to pay to sell goods at markets is taking advantage of them / Jim Holmes - Panos pictures

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Local authorities in Uganda collect taxes which are then used to pay for improvements to the local area. One such tax is a fee paid by farmers and traders who want to sell their goods at markets. Known locally as empoza, it’s resented by many poorer traders who feel they don’t always get value for money. Wambi Michael spoke to traders at Amber Court Market in Jinja.

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11/27/2009

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