The public relations officer of the Uganda Communications Commission, Mr Ibrahim Bbosa, has been appointed Assistant Commissioner, Public and Corporate Affairs at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in a raft of staff changes at the tax collection body.

According to the changes, Bbosa replaces Vincent Seruma who recently bowed out after a long career at the tax collection body.

Denis Kugonza Kateeba, who previously worked as head of Accounts at Uganda National Roads Authority, has been appointed the Commissioner Tax Investigations.

Robert Muteebi has been appointed Commissioner Information Technology And Innovation while Allen Nassanga is the Assistant Commissioner Research And Innovation.

The new Commissioner Domestic Taxes is Ms. Chelangat Sarah Muzungyo.

URA officials say the body has registered a number of successes for the last 30 years including earning the government’s trust in its capacity to transparently collect and account for all revenues. 

The tax body has positioned herself among her regional peers as a facilitator of trade in a harmonized environment.

In July, URA opened its revenue collection account for the financial year 2020/2021 with a surplus of about Shs278billion.

They attributed the surplus revenue registered in the month of July, which is nearly three times an equivalent of the allocated budget for the ministry of trade, industry and cooperative, to among other things; the rolling out of digital tax stamps (DTS) whose purpose is to deter under-declaration at production and importation levels.