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URSB Revenue Collection Hits UGX 40.5BN

The URSB Deputy Executive Director, Jane Okot P'Bitek revealed the increase in NTR collection while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee chaired by West Budama South MP, Jacob Marksons Oboth.
Officials from URSB led by their Board Member Emmanuel Dombo appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee.

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Uganda Registration Services Bureau-URSB has registered an increase in Non-Tax Revenue-NTR collection to Shillings 40.5 billion as at March 30th, 2019 compared to Shillings 39.3 billion collected in the last financial year.

The Shillings 40.5 billion collection is 85 percent of the targeted revenue collection set by the Finance Ministry for the 2018/2019 financial year.  

The URSB Deputy Executive Director, Jane Okot P'Bitek revealed the increase in NTR collection while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee chaired by West Budama South MP, Jacob Marksons Oboth. 

In her presentation, Okot noted the growth in the NTR collection from Shillings 5.8 billion in the 2010/2011 financial year to Shillings 39.3 billion in the last financial year and the current collection. 

She explained that they expect to collect Shillings 47 billion at the end of the financial year 2018/2019 way above the set target of Shillings 41.6 billion by the Finance Ministry. 

Okot attributes the improvement to increased compliance levels through automation of registration systems and decentralization of registration service points to regional offices.   

Emmanuel Dombo, a member of URSB board appealed to the MPs to allow the body to retain the excess revenue to boost its minimal budget. 

He said they intend to meet Finance Minister Matia Kasaija over the same.

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URSB, which took over the functions of the Registrar General’s office under the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministry, is an autonomous body that was established in 1998. 

It carries out all civil, business and other registrations and maintains registers, data and records on registrations effected by the bureau. 

It also serves as a clearing house for information and data on those registrations among others.  

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