THE Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Aslund Annebritt, said at the weekend that the tax body does not get pressure from State House
THE Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), Aslund Annebritt, said at the weekend that the tax body does not get pressure from State House.
She, however, said there is some involvement by the Ministry of Finance at the implementation stage of its activities, which she said is unnecessary.
Aslund was responding to questions from URA probe commissioners Justice Julia Ssebutinde, John Kahooza and Fawn Cousens.
â€œI wish to put it categorically clear that I do not have any pressure from State House regarding the running of the URA, as has been portrayed. That has never happened.
â€œI would also like to say that taxpayers should stop running there because it wonâ€™t help them,â€ she said.
She told the commission that the Ministry of Finance sometimes took interest in some of the issues.
â€œI donâ€™t think that the ministry should come in at all at the stage of implementation, some- times they say we are mistreating investors, but not every body is an investor,â€ she added.
â€œIt seems to us that the former CGs were interfered with because they did not seem to have been seen taking independent decisions. It is necessary that you take firm action on the errant staff,â€ Kahooza said.
Ssebutinde said it was disappointing to hear from the Deputy Commissioner General Administration, that the errant staff were only being counselled and left to continue working.
URA free from State â€“Aslund