By Davis Mugabi
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has said the Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL) has been a model in implementing innovations.
URA has in the recent past relied on innovative solutions such as DTS and EFRIS for efficient revenue mobilization.
This morning, the URA Commissioner General, John Rujoki Musinguzi presided over the commissioning of a UGX 17.6 billion top-of-the-line logistics UBL warehouse and empties hardstand at their plant in Port Bell, Luzira in Kampala.
The facility features an Empties Hardstand & Beer Membrane Filtration Plant, which can accommodate Full Goods Storage of 7,294 Pallets & Empties Storage of 8,171 Pallets; a Forklift Handling Capacity of 7,350 cases per forklift per day & a Truck Capacity of 132 trucks per day.
“By increasing our production and storage capacity, we will be able to improve efficiency, cut costs and in turn increase our tax remittances to the Government in support of service delivery,” UBL Managing Director, Andrew Kilonzo said.
Japheth Kato, the UBL Board Chairman, applauded URA CG and his team for embracing dialogue in revenue mobilization.
“I applaud the URA CG and his team at URA for embracing dialogue. I was a regulator for many years and I learnt that good regulation is when the regulator and the regulated work together to resolve complex issues,” Kato said.
In his remarks, Musingusi said that “UBL has been a model manufacturer in implementing innovations in tax collections, such as the DTS, in addition to promoting environmental sustainability.”
It is through the efforts of companies such as yours that we will achieve our vision of transforming Uganda, he added.
According to Musinguzi, UBL was the third top tax payer in the country last year (2021/22 FY.
“Thank you for being good partners. As URA, we are committed to getting closer to you, to listening to you and walking together for the development of our country,” Musinguzi said.