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URA Staff Fail To State Wealth

By Vision Reporter

Added 9th September 2002 03:00 AM

UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) registered the poorest turn up in last year’s wealth declarations to the Inspectorate of Government.

By Fortunate Ahimbisibwe
UGANDA Revenue Authority (URA) registered the poorest turn up in last year’s wealth declarations to the Inspectorate of Government.

A report by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), presented to the Speaker of Parliament and copied to President Yoweri Museveni, said URA registered only 2% turn up, making it the lowest, closely followed by MPs who registered 7%.

Of the 1,021 staff who were to declare their wealth, only 16 had done it by December last year.
URA is currently under probe on allegations of rampant corruption in its operation.

The report, which has just been released, was presented on July 18, but covers investigations carried out between July to December 2001.

The report said the distribution of statements of income, assets and liabilities to leaders was carried out in October 2001 and 5,761 leaders were issued with forms for completion.

“By December 31, 812 leaders had made their submissions, representing only 14 % of the 5,761 leaders,” the report said.

The Leadership Code of Conduct requires leaders to submit their statement of income, assets and liabilities in the month of December.

“However, submissions of statements for the year 2001 went beyond the indicated period of December,” the report said.

The Leadership Code was passed recently by Parliament and assented to by the President.

The report said the President’s office registered 100% turn up, with the President and the Vice-president declaring their wealth.

It said of the 237 MPs, excluding ministers, only 16 had made declarations, constituting only 7%.
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URA Staff Fail To State Wealth

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