UNRA boss Allen Kagina sued

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) boss, Allen Kagina has been sued over a 184 billion shillings loss she allegedly caused URA during her reign as commissioner general.

The petitioners Ibrahim Were Maguru and Robert Kasolo say Kagina made the loss through illegal tax exemptions and excess clearance.

They now want the Constitutional Court to declare that Kagina failed her supervisory role at URA and that she should be held responsible for this loss occasioned to government between 2008 and 2010.

Maguru and Kasolo contend that under the East African Community Customs Management Act of 2004, the council of ministers of East African Countries are empowered to approve a list of some manufacturers to import specified raw materials free of tax duty.

However, Kagina, illegally allowed over 116 importers who were not on the approved list to have their goods cleared without paying the requisite taxes at different revenue points of Busia, Jinja, Entebbe, Mutukula, Mbale, Malaba and Port Bell.