SCVU’s Byekwaso Gets Assistant

Patience Tumuhimbise Rubagumya who was on Monday unveiled as Uganda Revenue Authority’s new Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs Secretary has started work.

The new legal chief has been working as the Assistant Commissioner Board Affairs, page cost Policy and Rulings at the tax body.

She replaced Doris Akol who was last year promoted to URA Commissioner General.

In an internal memo, Akol said Rubagumya emerged successful after the URA board of Directors’ 29th meeting held on January 30 where three candidates were interviewed for the much-coveted position.

URA did not provide more details on the new legal boss’ stamina particularly the number of high profile cases she has won in court which is usually the litmus test for legal official’s abilities and competence.

According to the communication, URA said Rubagumya has “experience on providing legal advisory services to URA departments on law and policy, advice on tax policy formulation.”

URA usually handles high profile cases involving top companies and billions of shillings.

Rubagumya is a fellow the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (England) and holds a Masters of Laws in Oil and Gas from Robert Gordon University in Scotland.


She also attended law courses at Makerere University and Law Development centre and boasts a post graduate Diploma in Taxation and Revenue Administration at URA Training school.

The memo said she has “worked for URA in the legal services for the last 14 years and has risen through the ranks from an assistant revenue officer to assistant commissioner.”

She was also tasked to “provide legal advisory services to URA departments on law and policy, advice on tax policy formulation, coordinate and prepare amendments to domestic tax laws in conjunction with domestic taxes department, review and draft al contracts to which URA is party to, draft supply contracts, agreements among other roles designated to her under the URA legal services department.”
Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) unveiled Harunah Mawa as their new assistant coach on Monday at the team’s training ground at Nelson Mandela Stadium.

Mawa a CAF B licence joins head coach, stomach Morley Byekwaso, Moses Oloya (Goal Keepers’ coach) and Nestroy Kizito the the players’ co-ordinator.

SCVU who bought five players on transfer deadline day are undergoing a major transformation after Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko bought majority shares in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) outfit over the weekend.

Nsereko, a former player himself albeit not at the very top level, has acquired 70 per cent shares; hitherto majority shareholder, Serbian Simo Dubajic retaining 30 per cent.

The sale comes at a time when the club were struggling financially, although Dubajic dismisses that notion.

The league reopens on February 17th.

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