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Gulu district leaders decry inadequate local revenue sources

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu District Local Government leaders have decried the narrow local revenue that is affecting service delivery following the start of the new financial year 2021/2022. After Gulu municipality attained a city status on July 1st 2020, Gulu District Local Government shifted its base to Awach …

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Online payment system boosts revenue collection in Mbale city

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The introduction of the Integrated Revenue Administration System-IRAS has so far boosted revenue collections in Mbale city. IRAS is a web and mobile application platform that aids municipalities in the collection of local revenue from registration, assessment, billing, payment sensitization of taxpayers and linking the …

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Gulu city approves UGX 48,000 annual fee for boda boda riders

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council has approved an annual fee of Shillings 48,000 for boda boda riders operating within the city. This is an increase of Shillings 28,000 set in the financial year 2020/2021. There are over 7,000 boda boda riders in Gulu operating under various boda …

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Buganda kingdom in revenue deficit for second consecutive year

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda kingdom has for the second consecutive financial year failed to raise its targeted revenue due to the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This has been revealed by the Kingdom’s Finance Minister Robert Waggwa Nsibirwa while presenting the traditional institution’s budget for the coming …

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Gulu city starts property valuation to boost local revenue

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City Council has started valuation of all properties to be taxed in the next five years. Gulu City’s revenue collection for the financial year 2020/2021 was projected at 4.7 Billion Shillings but only 1.8 Billion Shillings was realized. Geoffrey Oyoo, the Gulu City senior …

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Kasese municipality records major leap in revenue collections

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese municipality has recorded an increase in local revenue collection over a period of ten years. While the district collected 650 million Shillings in 2011, the figure has since jumped to 1.2 billion Shillings by 2019, before taking a dive in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Nakasongola district embarks on updating tax database

Nakasongola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Nakasongola district have embarked on a process to update their tax database so as to enhance revenue collection and fight corruption. Nakasongola district collected 539 million Shillings during the financial year 2019/2020 and close to 800 million Shillings by March 2021, far below the …

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Property valuation appeals delay local revenue collection in Mukono

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of appeals on property valuations by Mukono municipal authorities is affecting the timely collection of revenue. Mukono municipality valued buildings and working spaces in 2019 with an intention of expanding its local revenue base. However, the big institutions and factories in Namanve industrial …

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