15 Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) top commissioners have been fired . Whisper Eye Reports.
URA John Musinguzi Rujoki has sacked 15 top commissioners and assistant commissioners from their positions.
Mr Henry Martins Saka and Dicksons Kateshumba have been sacked in line with a presidential directive as one measure to clean the dented tax body.
President Museveni in unexpected directive sacked URA boss Doris Akol in March replacing him with his trusted man.
Our sources well conversant with the new measures indicate the sacked officials had caused a standstill in the authority as untouchables . Whisper Eye had learnt.
Dickson resignation letter below.
Good evening Staf
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. I have been privileged to serve in Customs, Tax Investigations and Domestic Taxes in addition to holding the WCO Chairmanship, Chairman Board of Trustees URA Staff Retirements Benefits Scheme, among others. I am particularly proud of the great countless reforms implemented that transferred Customs. This experience will be greatly put to use in my next occupation.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all staff that have worked with me directly or indirectly over the years. Special appreciation to the great Airbus team and recently the DT F1 group. Special appreciation also to my Senior Management colleagues for the great teamwork, spirit and comradeship since 2011 when I joined Senior bench. I thank the URA Board of Directors for having given me the opportunity to serve. Thank you CG for the leadership and teamwork.
I have given my youthful service to URA, served diligently and leave with my spirits very high and will be forever indebted to URA.
‘Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence’
DICKSONS C. KATESHUMBWA|Commissioner Domestic Taxes/ Chairman WCO Council
Domestic Taxes Department|Uganda Revenue Authority
Most of these were forced to resign so that it appears that way.
More details in the next bulletin.