A month after four of its senior officials resigned, the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has shuffled 211 staff under its customs department.
The customs department is responsible for collecting duties and taxes imposed on imported and less commonly exported goods. It also controls the flow of people, animals, goods and hazardous items in and out of the country.
According to a memo from Mr Abel Kagumire, the commissioner for customs, 211 employees will have different positions within the department effective today.
“Manager customs planning is tasked to facilitate this smooth deployment process before July 1, 2020,” the memo reads in part.
Among those transferred are managers, supervisors and customs officers.
The customs department was previously headed by Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa for five years. Mr Kateshumbwa has since resigned from URA to contest in the forthcoming 2021 parliamentary elections.