URA Senior Commissioner, Dickson Kateshumbwa Resigns

Uganda Revenue Authority senior commissioner Dickson Kateshumbwa has resigned.
Mr Kateshumbwa who had recently been taken to head the domestic taxes docket, said in an e-mail to staff that he had decided to end his tour of duty ahead of the contractual period with immediate effect.

Mr Katushumbwa who served for five years as the commissioner customs until early this year, didn’t say why he was leaving. He had been at the tax body for 14 years.

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“I have been privileged to serve in Customs, Tax Investigations and Domestic Taxes in addition to holding the World Customs Organisation Chairmanship, Chairman Board of Trustees URA Staff Retirements Benefits Scheme, among others,” Kateshumbwa said in an e-mail.

He added he was “particularly proud of the great countless reforms implemented that transferred Customs. This experience will be greatly put to use in my next occupation.”

Resigns: Dickson Kateshumbwa

Mr Kateshumbwa’s last act was on Thursday afternoon, where he talked at the high-level dialogue on budget organized by the Ministry of Finance and civil society. He informed the public that what the tax body has “witnessed in the last three months has never happened in the entity’s history.”

He said imports have dropped, domestic production also went down together with employment, taking away key areas where they collect money.