The commitment came after committee members tasked Musinguzi on how he is dealing with the highly connected and sophisticated theft and corruption in URA. A number of them said that the Authority was failing to perform due to high levels of corruption.
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
National Economy Committee which is currently reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on
came after committee members tasked Musinguzi on how he is dealing
with the highly connected and sophisticated theft and corruption in URA. A number of them said that the Authority was failing to perform due to high levels of corruption.
Aswa County MP, Reagan Okumu narrated how he encountered
a complex case involving a powerful Government officer whose goods had moved
into the country illegally, but was later cleared after he intimidated the entire tax body.
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Musinguzi said that they had adopted a zero-tolerance standard for corruption and received information on some of the loopholes in tax administration. He added that the new team is introducing new
measures to address the problem.
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Uganda Revenue Authority has been marred
with corruption scandals over time and although former commissioner Allen
Kagina is credited for rooting out the vice, the Authority recently saw the
exit of four senior Commissioners over allegations of waiving a tax of up to
195 billion Shillings during the sale of Sadolin to a Japanese paint firm Kansai paint.
President Museveni while addressing the
Nation on the national budget day said he had sacked a corrupt group of people
in URA, saying "There was a lot of corruption in URA, that one I have