A delegation of members of parliament belonging to the Finance and Economic Planning Committee Friday toured Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) customs border stations in Uganda.
During the trip, the law makers were appraising themselves on URA border operations, appreciating the challenges URA staff go through while serving at the border stations as well as observing the workings of initiatives like One Stop Border Post, Non-intrusive inspection, The Single Customs Territory and the Uganda Electronic Single Window.
URA said this was mainly an accountability tour to fact check what government money has done for trade facilitation through the various initiatives and how the efforts are changing the face of cross border trade in the region.
The delegation was led by the Committee Chairman, Henry Musasizi, MP Rubanda East. The other honorables aboard the fact finding tour were;-
Hon. Odonga Otto
Hon. Bategeka Lawrence
Hon. Adong Lilly
Hon. Okello Anthony
Hon. Akello Franca
Hon. Asiku Elly
Hon. Niringiyimana James
Hon. Mukula Francis
Hon. Katoto hatwib and
Hon. Bagole John.
The tour commenced with the visit to the Busia One Stop Border Post and covered the border posts in the East and North of Uganda.