Museveni renews Rujoki’s contract as URA Commissioner General

URA Commissioner General, Mr John Musinguzi Rujoki (Photo/File)

Kampala, (UG): Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki will remain at the helm of the country’s tax collecting body for the next three years after securing a contract extension from the President of the Republic of Uganda.

In a statement issued on Friday, March 15, 2024, URA confirmed the development specifically stating that the President, the national treasury, and the Central Bank all showed their unwavering trust and support for the reassignment of Rujiki Musinguzi as the Authority’s Commissioner General.

“The board and staff of Uganda Revenue Authority congratulate Commissioner General – John R. Musinguzi (@URA_CG) on his remarkable reappointment for another term as a team lead of the URA Family,” read a statement from URA’s official account on X (formerly Twitter).

“This momentous occasion reflects the unwavering trust and support extended by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Hon Matia Kasaija – the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, and the esteemed Board of the Uganda Revenue Authority. This collective endorsement underscores a unified commitment to our nation’s fiscal integrity and prosperity,” the statement adds.


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Rujoki, first appointed as URA boss in 2020 holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Computing and Information Systems from the University of Greenwich.

His reappointment comes at the same time that the country’s expectations for tax revenue are falling as it struggles to close a gap left by certain multinationals, denying it financial aid and concessional lending like the World Bank due to human rights violations.

With the 2024/25 budget anticipated to decrease to UShs52.72 trillion, down from the approved UShs52.73 trillion in the current fiscal year, domestic revenue collections are expected to plummet by almost Shs3.5 trillion.

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These challenges are compounded by a reported UShs600 billion deficit in revenue collections during the first four months of the 2023/2024 financial year.

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