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Kyambogo University Student Wins Motorcycle As URA’s ‘Mpa E-Receipt Yange’ Campaign Paralyzes Kawempe

Humphrey Ddembe Galiwango with his motorcycle

Taxpayers are increasingly embracing e-receipts as Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) continues to mobilize revenue to hit its target and help the country achieve economic independence.

On Monday afternoon, the URA ‘Mpa E-Receipt Yange’ Campaign team paralyzed Kawempe dvision in Kampala as taxpayers turned up in big numbers at Masjid Grounds in Kawempe  to stand a chance to win goodies from the taxman.

The biggest winner of the day was Humphrey Ddembe Galiwango, a student at Kyambogo University, who rode away with a motorcycle (boda boda).

For two solid months, the student has been submitting  his e-receipts to URA.

Other taxpayers won goodies including lunch box, phones, travel bags, tablets and motor bikes among others.

Sarah Ndagire, a student at Makerere University migrated from Team Tecno to the Samsung side of life after she submitted over 500 e-receipts.

Other winners of the day were Sarah Nakanyike, a supermarket attendant won a Samsung smartphone, Brian Tenywa (travel bag), Henry Jjuuko (Samsung tablet) and Priscilla Ampaire among other winners.

After traversing the country’s cities – Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Masaka and Hoima, Uganda Revenue Authority’s ‘Ma E-Receipt Yange’ campaign has  now started rewarding taxpayers in Kampala.

Several taxpayers walked away with goodies

Siliman Gafasingo, the  URA Ag. Manager, Kampala North, says that the campaign will continue to the rest of the divisions in Kampala in the coming days.

“This is the 10th event. We have been to most of the upcountry stations (Mbarara, Lira, Hoima, etc) and finally we are here in Kampala. I want to appreciate the Kawempe taxpayers. We have managed to collect about 15, 000 e-receipts. It’s a sign that the taxpayers have engaged in this activity. This is something that is going to help us mobilize more revenue for the country,” Gafasingo said.

Taxpayers turned up in big numbers

He appealed to taxpayers to continue embracing the campaign.

“Please participate. Embrace e-receipt. It helps mobilize VAT particularly. When you pay the taxes, the benefits are enormous  for our country. Embrace e-receipt and support URA towards this cause,” he added, calling on the business community to welcome the campaign.

“This campaign is for the good of everyone. It helps in accountability to URA. It also helps in record keeping. It helps you in preparing your reports. The EPRIS system can allow you to do that. It’s for the benefit of everyone. I highly encourage everyone to embrace it,” he added.

The campaign running for the next three months is expected to promote usage of the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS) through consumer demand for fiscalised receipts when they make purchases.

URA is expected to collect Shs29.7 trillion in tax revenue in  Financial Year 2023/24.

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