In Kenya and Uganda, employees can get meals directly, or through a meal voucher, as a tax free benefit. In Kenya, the limit is Ksh 48,000 per employee per year,whereas in Uganda there is no limit provided all employees get a meal benefit. In both countries, the employer can claim the amount spent on meals or vouchers (plus any charges related to the provision) as a tax allowable expense if the meals or service is provided by a registered taxpayer
80% of blue collared workers who are not provided with lunch by the employer will skip lunch at least twice a week, because they cannot afford it. Employees who work entry level jobs will skip lunch in the days before payday because they have run out of money. Skipping lunch results in a caloric deficit which leads to lower productivity. Providing lunch daily has been shown to boost productivity and ultimately increase profitability.
Providing one balanced and nutritious meal to employees will ensure that they get the micro nutrients that they need to stay healthy. A health employee will be sick less often, and will be able to better focus on work.
Using multiple layers of security on both the app and the portal, and using services of globally known providers, you can be assured that all transactions and employee data is secure at all times. The redundancies that we have built have ensured that we have had a 99.72% uptime in the past 2 years.
M-KULA eliminates disputes that arise between the caterer and employee or employer on what was consumed, removing the ill feeling that comes up in these situations, and saves your team’s time that would be spent in resolving the discrepancies.
M-KULA helps employees to have healthier meal options outside of office in order to increase their motivation and efficiency. By getting more productive they will achieve their short term bonus goals and long term career goals.
M-KULA solution is tax exempted up to Ksh. 48,000 per employee per year in Kenya and with a standard limit across the organisation in Uganda. The cost is also an allowable expense against the employers’ tax liability. Employees can set a daily limit for your e-voucher making it a simple budgeting tool to ensure that they eat throughout the month.
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