Allen Kagina has been appointed as the new executive director of the Uganda National Roads Authority.
By David Lumu
The Minister of works and transport, Eng. John Byabagambi, has announced the appointment of Allen Kagina as the Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).
According to Dan Alinange, the spokesperson of UNRA, Kagina will start work on May 1.
"The Minister of Works and Transport Eng. John Byabagambi in exercising the powers vested in him by Section 18 (1) of the UNRA Act 2006 and on recommendation of the Board of Directors of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has appointed Allen Catherine Kagina as the Executive Director of UNRA with effect from May 1, 2015," he said.
In October 2014, Kagina left her position as commissioner general of Uganda Revenue Authority.
She was credited for turning around the tax body and raising the tax collection figures from Sh2trillion when she joined to Sh8trillion.
Alinange said UNRA will benefit from her managerial experience.
"Kagina previously served as Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from 2004-2014. She is credited with turning around the performance of the tax body and has been recognised by a number of institutions, including the Parliament of Uganda, for transforming URA into a reputable Government organisation. UNRA and the Road Sector in general will benefit from Kagina's managerial experience," he said.
Kagina is new executive director of UNRA