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URA Arrests Conman Offering Job, Tender Promises

Uganda Revenue Authority has Wednesday apprehended a one Simon Muhumuza who has been posing as a URA official, promising people jobs and tenders.

Muhumuza has been conning money from people promising them jobs and tenders at URA.

At the time of his capture, he had supposedly conned 15 people of their hard earned money amounting to Shs.5.3m.

While parading Muhumuza to the public, Vincent Seruma, a URA spokesman told journalists that Muhumuza was netted after URA officials pretended to be interested in the offer he was advertising and caught him red-handed.

Seruma asked Ugandans to desist being conned by impersonators. He advised them to always use official means of getting jobs and tenders.

“URA is a government institution. If we have any job openings, we advertise on our website or through media and we do not ask for any money to give anyone a job,” he said.

He added, “For tenders, we also advertise in print media and if there is any money that one needs to pay, it is clearly stated and payments are done in the bank.”

Seruma also advised Muhumuza and other members of the public who use dubious means to stop and start working hard so that they can be respected.

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The culprit will be taken to court on charges of impersonation and fraud and if convicted, he risks going to prison for three years.

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