Crime & Investigation

Mob Stones Woman to Death for Dumping Baby in Trench

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango

New Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) boss, viagra approved http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/likes.php Doris Akol, http://communityvet.net/wp-includes/meta.php has vowed to promote tax education and consolidate ties with strategic partners, Chimp Corps report.

Below is her full speech moments after being announced URA boss:

I wish to thank the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, the outgoing Commissioner General, the URA Board, the staff of URA and the nation for placing their faith and trust in me.

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The fact that you have found me worthy and befitting of this position is no small thing and I shall endeavour to uphold and live beyond the expected so as to keep the vision we share of seeing this country grow into self-sustenance.

I am surrounded by people that have inspired, sharpened and moulded me into the great woman leader that you see.  Thank you so much for the foot prints you have left in my career life.

To Allen Kagina, your indelible mark on URA is celebrated at both international and national levels and I would like to assure you that as we reinforce the programs and initiatives we have started, we shall strengthen the foundation that you have laid for Uganda Revenue Authority into a firm structure that shall indeed carry this nation out of dependency.

We will also by and by, building on the culture of innovation, introduce the systems and processes that will propel URA to Greatness. Thank you for taking off time to coach and mentor me and indeed the entire Senior Management team and all the URA staff through your actions, enriched and highly sought after talks that you freely and willingly doled out to us. This is a huge part of the person that I am.

To fellow Senior Management staff, you challenged me and together we have sharpened our thirst for excellence. We share a warm spirit of camaraderie and we are a strong team. I am confident that together we shall move this Authority upward and forward to Greatness because am convinced that this is desire we all profoundly share due to the love we have for Uganda Revenue Authority and Uganda as a nation.

To the entire Senior Management team, we have operated a well-oiled machine and have beaten impossible targets together. I promise you that I shall stand with you and together we shall carry this well-oiled machine to even greater heights.

To my fellow staff of the well-regarded Uganda Revenue Authority, we have been handed the mantle to provide for this wonderful nation-Uganda. URA is blessed and gifted with exceptionally talented people. However, John Maxwell has been quoted to have said that talent in not enough and that in addition to talent we must have among so many other attributes, the right positive and can do attitude. It is said that “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability”. As URA, we have the ability and we can only build on our can do attitude and record of possibility thinking to ensure that we live to fulfill our mandate to the nation.

I shall continue to equip you, fight for you and stand with you and together we shall make our mark as the unrelenting force upon whom the country depends. Many have said the targets ahead of us are stiff but the family that we are and the force that we are has seen us rise and jump the high hurdles that have crossed our path.

To our taxpayers, the revenue mobilization effort is actually done by you and URA is only a facilitator of this national fundraising effort. When you prosper, URA prospers. So we commit to employing our best effort to give the information, support and service solutions that will build your business capacity but also your capacity to contribute your fair share to the revenue basket.

I thank the Board of Directors for committing to support us as we carry out this assignment and assured of your support, we will direct our efforts on among others, the following aspects;

Enhancing Staff capacity

We will continue building staff capacity to match up with the ever changing environment, harness knowledge and institutional learning. We will equip staff to be able to develop home-grown solutions without necessarily engaging consultants.

Strategic partnerships

We shall continue to augment avenues for continued engagement, feedback gathering and where necessary appropriate develop additional networks and partnerships.

Tax Education

The country depends on each one of us, we therefore, shall ensure that tax education is intensified so taxpayers are made aware of their obligations and entitlements. URA is a client centric organisation and emphasis is going to be placed on making our services more reachable to people.

We will ensure that all our clients, in their different segments, are provided with solutions that are appropriate to their segments for example; the large tax payers will have their client service platforms, we will also have service platforms for the small and micro and indeed all those segments that are still unserved to enable them pay their taxes with ease and without pain.

We shall make tax education concise and appropriate to each of our clients segments so that together we avail a strong base of good education, good roads, good medical facilities and better infrastructure for the generations to come.

Revenue mobilization;

We shall mobilize revenue through increased compliance channels that provide for a link between taxpayer education, mobilization, facilitation, enforcement, and prosecution depending on the respective behavioral traits of the taxpayers.

We shall integrate processes and systems to grow what is already in place and increase efficiency focusing on the clients’ needs.

Fellow countrymen, together let us resolutely take on the duties ahead and the future that we dream of shall indeed become a reality.

Together we are able to Develop Uganda. So  let’s do it!

For God and My Country.

Doris Akol,

Commissioner General, URA
Police have arrested several people suspected to have been part of the mob which murdered a woman today morning accusing her of delivering a baby and later killing it.

The deceased has been identified as Kate Birungi, link http://dcointl.com/wp-admin/includes/edit-tag-messages.php 28.

Apparently, and residents of Nalukolongo zone II, prostate woke up expecting that Birungi would be having a baby since news that she had given birth had spread.

However, they were surprised to find out that she did not have the baby and at the same time was no longer pregnant.

When they started interrogating her, she said that she had given birth to the baby but that it had passed away in the hospital.

Things turned violent when one of the residents reported that he had discovered a body of a baby in a nearby trench.

On learning this, the angry residents ganged up and started stoning Birungi, who died in the process.

“We condemn acts of mob justice, now we lost the kid and her mother, we are to screen the arrested people who will later be paraded in court,” said Kampala metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango.

Both bodies have been taken to Mulago Hospital for post mortem.

 

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