The Board of Directors at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has appointed new commissioners and assistant commissioners in various departments. With Ibrahim Bossa taking the position of Assistant Commissioner for Public and Corporate Affairs.
Bossa, formerly Head of Public Relations and International Relations at the Uganda Communication Commission replaces Vicent Sseruuma who bowed out of the tax body in February 2021.
Bossa’s appointment follows a special board meeting that sat last month, interviewed and consequently appointed different officials in the key senior management departments and Commissioner Generals office.
The URA board of directors also appointed Denis Kugonza Kateeba as the new commissioner for tax investigations.
Kateeba has previously worked at Uganda National Roads Authority as the head of accounts.
The board, also appointed Allen Nassanga as the new assistant commissioner in charge of research and innovation.
Robert Mutebi was named the new commissioner in charge of Information Technology and Innovation.
Sarah Chelangat Muzungyo who previously worked with Ernest & Young Uganda, was appointed as the new commissioner in charge of domestic taxes.
Recently, President Yoweri Museveni criticized the tax body for failing to URA performed to its maximum, urging for more efforts.
““When we had just come from the bush, people were collecting money and put in their own pockets. It was in 1991 when we realized there was massive stealing. That’s how we came and said we must create a special department and the idea of URA came. The tax collection jumped to 11% from 4% of GDP. However, it has stagnated there all this time,” Museveni said in September as URA marked 30 years of existence.