Uganda tax body Uganda Revenue Authority has confirmed the resignation of four senior members. Whisper Eye Reports.
URA broke the silence like one hour ago saying the senior officials chose to quit.
Whisper Eye was reliably informed that the top four officials that included the Commissioner Domestic Taxes Dicksons Kateshumbwa and three others were forced to resign or face prosecution on various criminal offences.
“The authority would like to inform the public that on 28th May, 2020, the URA Board of Directors sat and made recommendations concerning the reorganization and Management of URA,” said the tax collection body in a statement issued on Saturday afternoon.
“On the 29th May, 2020, the following Senior Officials chose to resign and the Board has accepted their resignations. The said staff are; Mr. Dicksons Kateshumbwa, Mr. Henry Saka, Mr. Silajji Kanyesigye Baguma and Mr. Samuel Kahima.”
Reports at the top tax body indicate the new management is cleaning a mess that was eating up URA.
It’s believed president Museveni ordered the sacking of these top dogs after his anti corruption team fully investigated and found out the root at the Nakawa headquarter.
Whisper Eye is reliably informed that the quartet appeared before the board on Friday which informed them of the President’s directive that they had to quit.
They were given the options of quitting at their will or being dragged through courts on several charges. Our sources says .
URA this afternoon announced new changes in the administration as follows.
Mr Patrick Mukiibi has been transferred from the position of Commissioner Corporate Services to the position of Commissioner Domestic Taxes, replacing Kateshumbwa.
Ms Patience T. Rubagumya remains as Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs.
Mr Herbert Rusoke stays as Commissioner Internal Audit and Compliance while Mr. Abel Kagumire remains as Acting Commissioner Customs.
Mr. Mathew Mugabi has been appointed as Acting Commissioner Tax Investigations, replacing Mukiibi.
Mr James Kizza has been appointed as Acting Commissioner Corporate Services.
Mr John Tinka Katungwesi will be Acting Assistant Commissioner Large Taxpayers Office, replacing Sillaji.
URA said other Senior Management positions were not affected by these changes.
“Management wishes to retaliate that Integrity, Patriotism, and Professionalism will define the new era at URA,” said URA.