Abel Kagumire

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has appointed Abel Kagumire as its new Commissioner Customs. He replaces Dickson Kateshumbwa who resigned in May this year.

Mr. Kagumire was appointed during the URA Board of Directors their 4th 2020 Special Board Meeting held on August 26th. He has been acting in the position since May. The board made new appointments in the Senior Management Positions in departments of Customs, Corporate services and Domestic taxes.

Richard Kariisa has also been appointed the commissioner of domestic taxes and John Tinka Katungwensi has been appointed assistant commissioner in charge of large taxpayers.

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Kariisa and Katungwensi are respectively replacing Henry Saka, and Silajji Kanyesigye who were averred to have been fired by the tax collection body. All the appointments assume office effective from September 1, 2020.

Since he resigned, Kateshumbwa has been campaigning to represent Sheema Municipality in Parliament.