By Edward Anyoli
Five businessmen and their clearing agents have been charged with evading taxes worth sh1.9b. Apollo Malisu and Hussein Khatua Simiyu (businessmen) and clearing agents; Gertrude Asia, Moses Okumu Olowo, Mande Sylvia have since been remanded to Luzira prison.
Sarah Langa Siu of the Anti- Corruption Court remanded them after they were committed to High Court to face trial which will start on July23.
Prosecution led by state attorney Mary Kamuli Kutesa said the accused have been evading taxes since 2008.
Charged before the same court on May11 was Paul Gurindwa aka Tumusiime in connection with the same offence of evading taxes.
Kutesa told court that , Gurindwa , for several years acted as an agent for Korica Uganda Limited which entrusted him to remit payment for customs bills to URA on its behalf.
Korica, the sole importers of transformers in the country alleged evaded tax on electric transformers, inductors and converters between 2008 and 2012
Business men charged with evading taxes worth sh1.9b.