Uganda Revenue Authority has revealed that the process of disposing of Ugandan bound used motor vehicles abandoned at the Port of Mombasa is underway.
The Commissioner Customs at URA, Dicksons C Kateshumbwa says that over the years, several Ugandan bound used motor vehicles have been abandoned at the Port of Mombasa.
“Pursuant to Sections 34 (1), (4) and 42 (1) of the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004, the Commissioner informs the general public that these motor vehicles shall be disposed of by way of public auction,” Kateshumbwa (in featured photo) says in a statement.
He adds that only Ugandan citizens are eligible to participate in the auction.
“The auction process will be automated. All terms and conditions of sale, user guide and auction items can be viewed on this link: singlewindow.go.ug\auction,” he says, adding: “…Bidding online will run from 17th June 2019 to 21st June 2019.”
Ian Rumanyika, Manager Public & Corporate Affairs at URA told Business Focus that storage fees will be applicable for clearance out of Mombasa.
The storage fees payable in Kenya shillings are as follow; cars up to 15cbm- Kshs 25,000, cars greater than 15cbm – Kshs 35,000, Prime movers/Trucks – Kshs 60,000 and Trailers – Kshs 100,000.
“The above rates will be paid directly to the Container Freight Stations where the units are stored and from where they will be released,” Rumanyika said.
He added: “The applicable registration fees according to the prevailing motor-vehicle registration rates are payable at the preferred bank by the successful bidders. The registration assessments can be obtained at the Customs Warehouse in Nakawa.”