Monday July 28 2014

I don’t want URA job, says Musisi



The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive Director Jennifer Musisi has refuted reports that she could replace the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) boss, Ms Catherine Allen Kagina whose contract expires in October.

In a tweet on July 27, Ms Musisi dismissed the reports referring to them as mere speculations.

“This is speculative reporting….It won’t happen. ED KCCA is not job seeking,” read her tweet in reply to the July 24 Daily Monitor tweet @AskIGP, @KCCAED could replace @CG URA as @URAUganda boss.

This follows reports that Ms Musisi is among the people on the list who could replace Ms Kagina who has confirmed her exit from the tax body after serving ten years at its helm. Ms Musisi had been cited because of her history with URA. She previously worked as the company secretary for URA before joining KCCA.

Others on the list are the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura a lawyer by profession and trained soldier who once worked as head of the anti-smuggling unit, the current URA’s Commissioner for Internal Audit and Compliance Mr Protazio Begumisa, the Commissioner Customs Mr Richard Kamjugo and Mr Henry Saka the commissioner domestic taxes.

Mr Kamajugo is the longest serving commissioner at the tax body and he has risen through the ranks to the position of a full commissioner for taxes.

In her previous media interviews, Ms Kagina is quoted saying she would recommend the next URA boss to be from within the tax body, although she is not clear whether it should be male or female.