The chattered plane carrying the currency cargo of Bank of Uganda was shared by 9 other institutions, individuals and businesses.
ChimpReports on Saturday got the custom details of the consignments that have generated controversy in the country and counter accusations among government agencies.
According to the document, only BOU carried currency notes but the remaining parties had different items including machinery, electronic, health, aircraft parts and others.
URA Commissioner in charge of Customs Dicksons Kateshumbwa said in a statement on Saturday that a private chartered plane arrived in April 2019 and as normal practice for sensitive cargo customs facilitated clearance of the currency at the tarmac in presence of BOU Officials, BOU Security, Aviation Security, Police and other security agencies.
“The consignment was offloaded, inspected and loaded on BOU vehicles and taken to Kampala under heavy security escort,” he said.
The top URA officials further said the same plane contained other cargo which belonged to various individuals / companies / organizations.
Kateshumbwa said as per normal customs clearance procedure, “this cargo was offloaded into the licensed bonds at the airport and subsequently the owners made customs declarations, paid applicable taxes and Customs physically verified each consignment to ascertain accuracy and consistency with the declaration and released the goods to the owners.”
An officials told ChimpReports on Saturday that security was verifying the declarations to corroborate URA officials’ recorded statements.
Kateshumbwa said each consignment had its individual airway bill.
Below are the items:
Entry NO. Description of goods Consignee
C10521 Currency notes BOU
C10523 Machinery Mandela Millers Ltd
C10597 Entomology Supply USAID
C10610 Security X-ray Machine Jamani Investments
C10641 Unbranded adhesive Charles Mbire
C10645 Acid batteries UN High Commission
C10647 Field care DVD CET Industries
C10676 Tripower, fuses Semliki Dairy
C10746 Human blood apparatus UN Mission
C10867 Aircraft parts United Nations
C10883 Transmission apparatus UN
C11158 Lab reagents United Nations
C11283 Pumps/ accessories APTECH
C10186 Medical equipment Health Ministry