Uganda Revenue Authority ‘URA’ has officially appointed Mr.Abel Kagumire as the new commissioner of Customs, replacing Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa who resigned recently.
With his rich experience, Mr.Kagumire, previously served as Assistant Commissioner Customs Audit and Manager Customs at URA.He has served in the tax body for more than over 17 years with unparalleled clean record.
In the statement from the authority, URA Board of Directors Special Board held a meeting on 26th August, 2020 where Mr Kagumire was among candidates interviewed for the vacant Senior Management positions in the Departments of Customs, Corporate Services and Domestic Taxes.
Mr Kagumire is described as “Patriotic, Passionate about Trade Facilitation, Service with Integrity & Capacity Building.”
Other candidates who were approved are Commissioner Corporate Services – Mr Richard Kariisa and John Tinka Katungwensi – Assistant Commissioner large taxpayers’ office.
All newly appointed commissioners take offices effective from 1st September, 2020.