A few days ago, Lord Mayor Hopeful also singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone got into trouble with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials on his way to BBS TV over unpaid taxes.
In a video that made rounds on social media on April 12, 2020, Chameleone was intercepted by URA officials at the entrance of the TV premises for allegedly not paying taxes of his car. He acquired the Toyota V8 over a year ago as a gift from Achai Wiir a businesswoman from South Sudan after performing at her wedding.
After the scuffle, Chameleone managed to make it past the URA officials and he made it in time for the TV show.
Chameleone who has been silent on the issue has finally come out to comment on the saga through his Facebook page in a post.
The ‘Baliwa’ singer, apologised for his behaviour towards the URA officials and said he is only human. He added that it was because of the anxiety at that moment that he got engaged in a regrettable exchange with the URA team.
On Tuesday this week, he handed over the car to URA for scrutiny as requested.
In a video that made rounds on social media, it is alleged that events guru Balaam Barugahara’s voice was heard asking for updates of what was happening on ground while the car was being taken away by URA officials.
In what also seemed like Balaam was giving orders over the phone, he told the receiver to tell the police to also arrest Bryan White’s security and also share the video with other TV stations.
This made many people who watched the clip to conclude that Balaam had betrayed Chameleone and had a hand in having Chameleone’s car impounded.
Chameleone noted that he had watched the said video over and over again and listened critically to the voice but said he would comment on that issue after he has had a word with him.
He, however, told Balaam to be careful next time as a key player in the music industry. Chameloene and Balaam have been friends for a long time and they have had a working relationship for over 10 years.