URA staff arrested while soliciting 45million shillings bribe

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Two Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials have been arrested on bribery allegations. The officials identified as Ferdnard Wamala and Hassan Miiro had allegedly solicited for a 45 million shillings bribe to enable a businessman evade taxes worth 3 billion shillings.

Instead of paying the bribe, the businessman contacted the Anti-Corruption Unit who organised a sting operation.

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The two URA officials were arrested at Nile Anchor Hotel in Jinja receiving the bribe from a Jinja businessman identified as Hajji Jomo. The 45 million shillings they were caught red-handed receiving was part payment of the bribe.

The two officials are to be arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala today.

The arrest of the officials comes weeks after President Yoweri Museveni warned against corruption among URA officials.

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