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Kagumire replaces Kateshumbwa as URA customs boss

Abel Kagumire

Abel Kagumire

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) board has appointed new commissioners to replace those fired earlier in May this year.

The appointments made after the August 26, sitting saw Abel Kagumire appointed as the commissioner customs. Kagumire had been acting in the position since early this year.

Richard Kariisa has also been appointed the commissioner corporate services while John Tinka Katungwensi has been appointed assistant commissioner in charge of large taxpayers, according to a brief from the tax body.

The new appointments replace former commissioners Dickson Kateshumbwa, Henry Saka, and Silajji Kanyesigye who were fired in May. Kateshumbwa has since moved to stand for the Sheema municipality parliamentary seat.

President Yoweri Museveni later said after the 2020/21 budget address that the former URA commissioners were sacked because of corruption.

“There has been a lot of corruption in URA. That one, I have cleaned...wherever there is corruption, we shall get you like we cleared the URA crowd,” Museveni said.

The new appointments have been among URA’s senior staff. Kagumire was in customs, Kariisa in internal audit while Katungwensi was a tax administrator.

URA got a new commissioner general John Musinguzi Rujoki in March, replacing Doris Akol who had been head of the institution since 2015.



+1 #11 Miki 2020-08-27 19:29
Anyway things might reach a breaking point faster than many people can ever imagine, especially with certain social disruption Covid19 is sure going to wreak on the Ugandan society as the number of the sick and the destitute explode and feed on each other.

Covid19 may become that point that will make Ugandans question and confront so many things. The social and racial unrest in America were partly amplified by the disruptions wrought by the pandemic.
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+1 #12 Jonathan 2020-08-27 22:58
African Leaders are not different from former African monarchists when it comes to political administration .

They always make sure all juicy jobs are occupied by their kinsmen, the same way the monarchists whom they replaced did.

I prefer former African monarchists over so called African leaders because monarchists didn't hide behind nationalism like most today's African leaders do. The African leaders want nationalism without nationalists.
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0 #13 Saka Busolo 2020-08-28 23:40
Here we go again, same names from usual area in W.Uganda taking just positions.

Does Ugandabelong only to these idiots?
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