John Musinguzi appointed URA Commissioner
President Museveni appoints John Musinguzi as new URA Commissioner-General, replacing Doris Akol. FILE PHOTO

President Museveni appoints John Musinguzi as new URA Commissioner-General, replaces Doris Akol

President Yoweri Museveni has Sunday 29th appointed John Musinguzi Rujoki as the new Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner-General, replacing Doris Akol.

“By powers granted to me by the Constitution, I have appointed John Musinguzi Rujoki as the new Commissioner General of URA. This appointment takes immediate effect,” Museveni statement read implying that the appointment takes immediate effect.

Musinguzi comes in to replace departed Doris Akol who has been serving in the position for close to six years.

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During her tenure, URA was able to construct its headquarters at a tune of shs139 billion that was opened in January last year at Nakawa fully funded by the Ugandan government.

The new building will save Uganda Revenue Authority at least shs3.8 billion annually in rental fees.

She now leaves behind a towering legacy that has seen URA grow from shs8 billion in the financial year 2013/14 to shs14 billion in the financial year 2017/2018.

John Musinguzi appointed URA Commissioner
President Museveni appoints John Musinguzi as new URA Commissioner-General, replacing Doris Akol. FILE PHOTO

Previously, Akol has served in positions such as the Commissioner for Legal Affairs and Board Matters from 2012 until 2014 when she was appointed the URA Commissioner-General.

Following her departure, Akol released a statement thanking all the people she worked with during her five years and five months stay at the tax body.

Perhaps she kindly requested her former workmates to give Musinguzi a warm welcome to his new position and also render his utmost support.

“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be your team leader for five years and five months. Thanks for loving me, for supporting me and for being loyal to me,” Akol’s farewell message to all staff at the tax body read.

“Dear team, his excellency has just appointed Mr John Musinguzi as the new Commissioner-General with immediate effect. Let us welcome him to the URA family and render him utmost support,” she added.