URA takes over East & Central Africa customs leadership

URA takes over East & Central Africa customs leadership

Uganda Revenue Authority has climbed the ladder in the World Customs Organisation (WCO) hierarchy. Commissioner General URA Doris Akol’s Customs team leader, Mr. Dicksons Kateshumbwa on Monday received instruments of power from his South African counterpart, SA Revenue Services Chief Officer Customs & Excise, Jed Michaletos as the World Customs Organization East and South African […]

Museveni weighs arrest of URA boss after worker is found with Shs8.5 billion in Kampala bank

Museveni weighs arrest of URA boss after worker is found with Shs8.5 billion in Kampala bank

As the Parliamentary probe committee to explain their role in the Shs6b oil cash bonanza continues to unearth shocking revelations, President Yoweri Museveni is said to have received the interim report of the investigations possible existence of deep-rooted corruption within the Doris Akol-led Uganda Revenue Authority with an order for the arrest of all indicted persons […]

Kefa Kisala sacked as URA coach

Kefa Kisala sacked as URA coach

Kefa Kisala has been sacked as coach of URA Football Club after just over fourteen months in charge, the struggling club confirmed on Monday. “URA Football Club has today (Monday) parted company with its Team Coach, Kefa Kisala,” URA said in a statement on their website. “Kisala, appointed URA FC Head Coach in December 2015, led […]

URA impounds skin bleaching cosmetics worth Shs120m

URA impounds skin bleaching cosmetics worth Shs120m

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has impounded 622 cartons of cosmetics containing the banned hydroquinone valued at Shs120 million from the Democratic Republic of Congo. URA’s acting Assistant Commissioner Enforcement said the cosmetics were intercepted at Kagamba in Kanungu District impounded and taken to URA headquarters in Kampala on February 4, according to Daily Monitor. In […]

URA paid Ojambo Shs29.5 million for photocopying a few oil case pages after 5pm

URA paid Ojambo Shs29.5 million for photocopying a few oil case pages after 5pm

The inquiry into the oil cash bonanza heard bizarre revelations on Wednesday when one witness, Paul Ojambo to MPs that he shared Shs 29.5 million for just photocopying and working beyond 5 o’clock. Mr Ojambo, an official with Uganda Revenue Authority told the Abdu Katuntu led- Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) that […]

Ponsiano Lwakataka arrested again

Ponsiano Lwakataka arrested again

Embattled Motor rally ace Mr Ponsiano Lwakataka who last year sued government for Shs40b for malicious prosecution has on Sunday been arrested again after he was found transporting premature fish to Democratic Republic of Congo. Officials at Uganda Revenue Authority headquarters confirmed that Mr Lwakataka, 42, was found to own a truck full of premature […]

Shs 6billion Oil Bonanza: What Museveni should learn

Shs 6billion Oil Bonanza: What Museveni should learn

The infamous ‘Presidential Handshake’ appears to have gone beyond the elbow, to shake the country into shock. Whereas rewards are a powerful method for encouraging good job performance and an acknowledgement of individual or team’s effort and accomplishments in regard to a specific task or a significant contribution to a given goal, it turns out to have […]

Letter :Akol apologizes to URA workers for not sharing Shs6 Billion ‘Presidential handshake’ with them.

Letter :Akol apologizes to URA workers for not sharing Shs6 Billion ‘Presidential handshake’ with them.

Following the highly publicized Shs 6 Billion “presidential handshake” that was shared amongst 42 government officials following the win in two oil cases that won the country $700m (Shs2.4 trillion). Ms Akol is said to have written the email after some employees at the tax collection body voiced concern as to why they didn’t receive […]