Dickson Kateshumbwa Resigns From URA


Commissioner Dickson Kateshumbwa
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Dickson Kateshumbwa, the Commissioner for Domestic Taxes at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has resigned.

“Today after more than 14 years of service in the authority I have decied to end my tour of duty ahead of my contractual period with immediate effect,” he said in a letter to all staff.

Kateshumbwa was a few months ago moved from the post of Commissioner of Customs. He has also been Chairperson of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Council.
Others who have reportedly resigned include; Henry Saka, Head of Tax investigations and former Commissioner Domestic Taxes; Silajji Kanyesigye, assistant commissioner large tax payers offices; and Sam Kahima, a tax auditor in the domestic tax department.
This comes two months after President Museveni replaced Doris Akol with John Musinguzi Rujoki, the new URA Commissioner General.
It is not yet clear why the commissioners resigned. URA is expected to issue a formal statement tomorrow.
Kateshumbwa’s Full e-mail:
Good evening Staff,
Today after more than 14 years of service in the authority I have decided to end my tour of duty ahead of my contractual period with immediate effect.
I have been privileged to serve in Customs, Tax Investigations and Domestic Taxes in addition to holding the WCO Chairmanship, Chairman Board of Trustees URA Staff Retirements Benefits Scheme, among others. I am particularly proud of the great countless reforms implemented that transferred Customs. This experience will be greatly put to use in my next occupation.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all staff that have worked with me directly or indirectly over the years. Special appreciation to the great Airbus team and recently the DT F1 group.
Special appreciation also to my Senior Management colleagues for the great teamwork, spirit and comradeship since 2011 when I joined Senior bench.
I thank the URA Board of Directors for having given me the opportunity to serve. Thank you CG for the leadership and teamwork.
I have given my youthful service to URA, served diligently and leave with my spirits very high and will be forever indebted to URA.
Stay Blessed.
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