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Ministry of Works takes over motor vehicle registration from URA

Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala (grey jacket) interacts with URA officials led by the Commissioner General Mr John Musinguzi (3rd left) at URA headquarters in Nakawa, Kampala on Wednesday. PHOTO | COURTESY

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT) has officially taken over the registration of motor vehicles from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), reports DailyMonitor paper.

The development means all post-registration processes under the Domestic Taxes Department in URA will henceforth be handled by MoWT starting November 3, 2021. 

Monitor reports that URA in the interim will remain responsible for motor vehicle customs clearance and first-time registration (Issue of first-time number plates for newly imported motor vehicles).

Speaking about the development, URA’s Head of Corporate Affairs Mr Ian Rumanyika said: “The transfer of Motor vehicle administration to the Ministry of Works is intended to improve service delivery to the public.”

Rumanyika added that this will be made possible through the joint development and implementation of integration capabilities of various systems including; the interface between motor vehicle records archiving system, e-Tax system, ASYCUDA World, e- platform service desk system, client queue management system, and the automated licensing system.

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“During this transition, URA will continue to offer technical support to the MoWT and jointly continue to update the public on every available information,” Rumanyika added. 

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