The Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Doris Akol and the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Justice Irene Mulyagonja have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at information sharing in a bid to improve compliance and integrity of public servants.
The MoU between URA and IGG follows an earlier one signed with other government agencies and departments in a bid to fight against misappropriation of government funds and illicit trade.
Upon appending their signatures, Justice Mulyagonja implored the public to share information on public officials who own undeclared properties or properties disguised in other people’s names.
“URA is excellent in financial investigations and, therefore, we will need your assistance in investigating leaders’ assets among others,” said Justice Mulyagonja, while at the Inspectorate’s head office in Kampala.
Inspectorate of Government embraced e-services in the process of asset declaration of all government servants and leaders. “This decision has yielded great results as online declaration of assets registered 90 per cent compliance,” the IGG added.
In a brief speech, URA boss Akol warned against tax evasion, and implored Ugandans to pay property tax.
“We shall be reporting cases of suspected tax evasion, so assets and property acquisition must be done through proper channels. Also, dues in property acquisition must be paid,” Akol said.