THE Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is to recruit over 60 staff in for the new Tax Investigations Department.
Patrick Mukiibi, who is the departmentâ€™s commissioner, said the board had appointed Ana Bitature as the the departmentâ€™s assistant commissioner.
He said five managers were supposed to have been appointed by the board last Thursday.
Mukiibi said supervisors and other officials would be appointed after responding to advertisements.
â€œThe URA board only appoints staff from the rank of managers.
The rest are scrutinised and appointed by the management. The rest of the vacancies would soon be advertised,â€ he explained.
Paul Kyeyune is the acting assistant commissioner for public and corporate affairs.
Tax investigation has been a division within the Department of Internal Audit and Compliance and Tax Monitoring. However, donors like the International Monetary Fund put pressure on the tax body to make it an independent department.
Mukiibi said the department would ensure tax-payers pay taxes they are supposed to pay and handle culprits of tax evasion and under-declaration.
â€œI have served as assistant commissioner for public and corporate affairs for over three years. God has lifted me to a higher level. I am ready to dedicate my efforts to it,â€ he promised.
URA plans to recruit 60 more staff