URA not to tax Nakaayi, Nanyondo prize money

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By Julius Senyimba

The first two female Ugandans to make it to the finals of women’s 800m at a World Championship will enjoy their prize money without facing any form of taxation.

This is after a presidential directive from Museveni to stop taxing prize money.

“The money will be wired direct to their accounts,” Apollo Musheru, Uganda Athletics Association assistant General Secretary, told The Kampala Sun.

It was feared that gold medalist Halimah Nakaayi and Winnie Nanyondo who finished fourth at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, would have a shark waiting for a big share off their prize money in Uganda Revenue Authority.

Nakaayi bagged a whopping $60,000 while Nanyondo managed $15,000 at one of the most energised sessions of these championships at Khalifa Stadium.

Nakaayi missed out on another jackpot ready for any athlete who sets a world record worth $100,000. The two will get more in bonuses from Nike, the kit manufacturer.

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