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Police recovers contraband cigarettes in Soroti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police officers and Uganda Revenue Authority-URA operatives has impounded 313 packets of contraband super match cigarettes in Soroti municipality. The cigarette that is believed to have been smuggled into Uganda from Kenya was recovered from the home of 37-year-old …

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Agriculturist calls for development arm to support young businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Agriculture Minister Dr Victoria Ssekitoleko has called for a development arm in key government agencies responsible for skilling SMEs. Speaking during a post-budget e-conference held on Tuesday, Ssekitoleko said Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Uganda Revenue …

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URA commissioner general pledges to uproot corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki says the authority is firmly dealing with corruption and will not tolerate any staff who exhibits corruption tendencies. Musinguzi was on Monday appearing before Parliament’s National Economy Committee which is currently reviewing the impact of …

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URA struggles to curb smuggling at porous border points in Busia

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA is struggling to stop smuggling at the porous routes of Malaba town council in Tororo and Busia districts. Residents still smuggle Kenya cement, rice, sugar, cartons of wheat flour, salt, white polythene bags, biscuits, sweat cones and PK chewing gums among …

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I cleared corrupt crowd from URA – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the commissioners who recently left Uganda Revenue Authority were sacked because of corruption. Museveni, who was speaking after the 2020/21 budget reading said he had cleaned the corruption problem at URA. Referring to the commissioners as a crowd, Museveni …

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BUDGET: Museveni unhappy with low tax collections

  Budget 2021 summary ✳ Resource envelope Sh45.5 trillion ✳ Revenue Sh21.8 trillion ✳ Uganda GDP Sh138 trillion ✳ Uganda GDP rate +3.1% ✳ Electricity output 1254MW ✳ Paved roads 5600km ✳ National IT backbone, 49 districts ✳ Internet bandwidth $70/Mbps ✳ UDB sh1 trillion injection ✳ Domestic arrears pay 673bn …

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URA impersonator arrested for defrauding UGX 80m

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A man who has been impersonating as an employee of the Uganda Revenue Authority has been arrested.  Boaz Nkurunziza, who has been on police’s wanted list for eight months was after a businessman, Godfrey Kyanda, opened a case at Old Kampala accusing him and …

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Uganda hires US mapping firm to improve rental tax collection

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An American company, RippleNami Inc has been contracted to help in the collection of rental tax in Uganda. The company will identify properties, their owners and link them to the URA tax identification number system according to the Ministry of Finance. In a statement, …

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