Category «National News»

URA registers improved performance

By Benjamin Jumbe. Uganda Revenue Authority has boasted of registering a surplus in net revenue collection in the last financial year. Addressing the Authority’s Annual Revenue Performance Press Brief at the Headquarter in Nakawa, Commissioner General Doris Akol revealed that the net revenue collections for FY 2018/19 were 16.6 Trillion shillings. She said this was a growth rate of close to 15 % compared to last financial year with 258 bn shillings above the target She attributed the revenue performance to among other things good performance in domestic tax revenue collection, increase in tax yield and good performance in the tax policy measures. Among the major import items that registered increase in tax yield included worn clothing, cigarettes, motor vehicles, …

Police summon Pastor Bugingo over comments about his wife

By Michael Kakumirizi and Norbert Atukunda. Police have summoned House of Prayer Ministries pastor, Aloysius Bugingo, after his apology to his wife Teddy following comments that he tolerated her in their marriage even when she suffered a haemorrhage problem for 10 years. Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango told journalists that the Kampala Metropolitan police commander, Moses Kafeero, invited Pastor Bugingo to appear at Police because his comments had sparked and incited violence among activists who had taken to the streets to protest. He was addressing journalists on what transpired in a meeting between police officers and rights activists following their petition against the conduct of Pastor Bugingo. The rights activists led by musician Sophie Gombya had converged at Bat …

LDU recruitment drive kicks off

By Prossy kisakye. Uganda people’s defense forces has today kicked off the registration of 13,000 local defense unit (LDU’s) in selected districts. Updf spokesperson first division Maj. Bilal Katamba said that the exercise will be carried out in central, northern, eastern and mid-western parts of the country. He added that in central region Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso the exercise is aimed at getting over 3000 LDU’s. Registration areas in the central region include, wankulukuku, old Kampala sss, kcca grounds, kawempekutaano, and at kibuli police primary school. Our reporter visited wankulukuku stadium and the exercise was going on smoothly with huge numbers of participants. The exercise end on 31st July

Govt agencies, ministries fail to use shs 349 billion

By Moses Kyeyune. A number of government agencies and ministries have failed to use up to 349.7 billion shillings for the financial ended June 30 2019. The money has been returned to the consolidated fund. 210.2 billion shillings came from the central budget votes while 139.5 was returned from local government votes. The Public Finance Management Act of 2015 mandate all un-utilized funds to be returned to the Consolidated Funds. The Accountant General, Lawrence Semakula confirms that many organs of government failed to fully absorb their allocation, with NAADS leading with 39.7 billion, followed by the Parliamentary Commission with 27 billion. KFM will bring you details in the subsequent bulletin.

Collections from OTT below target

By Benjamin Jumbe. Uganda Revenue Authority has expressed concern over poor performance in revenue collection from the OTT tax. Briefing journalists on the Authority’s annual revenue performance Commissioner General Doris Akol said while the body was able to collect more than the target in revenue from the Mobile money tax, It fell short in terms of OTT collections She says out of the target of 284 billion shillings only 49. 5 Billion shillings was collected from the OTT tax. She attributed this to among other factors the continued use of VPN