Singer Jose Chameleon Clears Air on URA Tax Saga
Written by Rev Noni on April 21, 2020
Singer Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone has come out to clear the air on his clash with tax enforcers from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on Easter Sunday evening. It is claimed that he failed to pay taxes for his newly gifted car, a white Toyota V8 land cruiser gifted to him by a South Sudan businesswoman Achai Wiir.
In a video that went viral, officials from the URA intercepted Chameleone at the BBS TV offices and asked that he provide them with documents for the car. This led to a verbal exchange between him and the officials.
The singer came out later and apologized for his actions while blaming anxiety for his actions. “It was less than 15 minutes to my appearance on the live TV show – EASTER CAMUKA – to which I later appeared. Because of the anxiety at that moment, I got engaged in a regrettable exchange with the URA team,” Chameleon said.
While appearing on NBS Uncut on Monday, Jose Chameleon started by apologizing to his family, friends and anyone who was affected or offended by his actions when he confronted a URA official.
He also said that the video that was circulating on social media started in the middle of the saga. He explained that he was just about to go on stage when he was informed that the URA was impounding his car. He then got out and met one Sam Mwereke a URA official who asked him to produce documents for his car. He initially thought that it was a joke but then asked to be given time to go an perform them come and go get the papers.
Due to some misunderstandings, his car was impounded the next day but with the help of his friend, Brian White, his car was released. He went on to say that he doesn’t have any problem with Balaam but says Balaam was one of those who advocated for his car to be impounded.
His car, which he says is still in his promoter’s name has since been released and he emphasized that he has all the necessary documents.