AUPL First Half in Numbers

As one of their most effective ways to ensure tax compliance, website Uganda Revenue Authority has released yet another list of tax defaulters, information pills who owes it up to Shs 10.5 billion in total.

Some of the companies and organizations on the ‘shame list’ — as it has come to be known—have tax arrears that date back 5 years and more.

The defaulters have been given one week by the tax body to clear their arrears or face stern action.

“This is to remind the under listed taxpayers to pay their overdue tax arrears under the Memoranda of Understanding which they respectively signed with the Uganda Revenue Authority by Friday the 08th of January 2016, ” cautioned URA.

“URA shall upon expiry of the aforesaid notice period commence vigorous enforcement actions against all the listed defaulters and/or their respective guarantors for the entire outstanding liabilities plus any accumulated interests thereon without any further notice at the defaulters’ own costs and unnecessary embarrassment.”

Among the notables on the list is tycoon Gordon Wavamunno, who owes the tax body up to Six billion Uganda Shillings.

His WBS Television, one of the oldest in the country has had its Pay as You Earn [PAYE] and Value Added Taxes [VAT] accumulate to Shs 4,982,122,514.

Prof Wavamunno’s Wavah Water also owes URA Shs 528 Million.


Other notable companies on the shame list include Pinnacle Security Ltd whose tax debt has reached 125 million and Ssekanyoolya Systems which owes Shs 54 million.

The list also includes the Bunyaruguru County MP Hon Benjamin Cadet who has not cleared Shs 1.7million in customs.

The first leg of Uganda premier league wrapped up on Tuesday 29th with the teams exhibiting a high level of competition in both halves of the table.

In fact only eight points separate the table leaders KCCA FC (29) with twelfth placed Sadolin Paints who have raked 21.

Five teams have 21 points only separated by goal superiority. 120 games were played with 358 goals scored in equal statistics.

On top of harboring the division’s most lethal striker in Robert Ssentongo(9 goals), order URA FC has scored 22 goals, the highest so far while Lweza fc’s defense has conceded the same number.

Matches involving URA FC have produced the highest number of goals, 39. Bright Stars are the exact opposite with only 15 goals witnessed in all their 15 games.

The Kawempe side together with JMC Hippos have had the meanest defenses so far, letting in only seven goals. Richard Wandyaka’s four goals against Soana at Kakindu is the highest for a single player in one game.

Patrick Gonahasa from Simba is the only other player that boasts of a hat trick against Express FC. KCCA FC (16) have collected the most points at home while Police Fc who sit on the third place have harvested eighteen points on foreign grounds.

Police have conceded only a single defeat; a 0-1 loss to KCCA FC early in October at their home in Kavumba.

The Sam Timbe’s side are the only unbeaten team away from home.

Identical Thrillers of the season

Arguably the most entertaining matches of the season include the five goal thrillers pitting Express fc and Maroons fc, SC Villa versus Express fc and KCCA FC vs URA FC.

All the three games ended 3-2 with home teams coming from a goal down to win the matches. Eric Ssebuguzi, Ambrose Kirya and Robert Ssentongo all grabbed a brace for the respective winning teams. The selected team of the season will feature in the next piece.

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