Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of Uganda Revenue Authority’s high profile Commissioners, Dicksons Kateshumbwa, has resigned.
“Today after more than 14 years of service in the authority I have decided to end my tour of duty ahead of my contractual period with immediate effect,” he said in a letter copied to all staff that The Independent has seen.
He has been Commissioner for Domestic taxes, having early this year been moved from the powerful post of Commissioner of Customs. He is Chairperson of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Council.
Kateshumbwa is resigning two months after President Yoweri Museveni in March appointed John Musinguzi Rujoki as new Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner General to replace Doris Akol, who had led the tax collectors for five years.
Musinguzi has been presidential advisor on ICT and investment and board chairman of the National InformationAuthority (NITA).
Reports indicate that this is one of several changes Musinguzi has made as he takes over the helm of the tax body URA.
Leading financial online site CEO EAST AFRICA says it has confirmed that two Commissioners, one Assistant Commissioner and a top tax auditor have been forced to resign.
— The Independent (@UGIndependent) March 30, 2020