BY KATAMU NEDINANI
Following the Government decision to transfer the administration and management of the Motor Vehicle Registration function from Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to the Ministry of Works and Transport (MoWT), the mandate to register and license motor vehicles in Uganda will be a responsibility of the Ministry of Works and Transport.
URA in the interim will remain responsible for motor vehicle customs clearance and first time registration (Issue of first time number plates for newly imported motor vehicles), therefore all post registration processes under the Domestic Taxes Department in URA will immediately be handed over to the Ministry of works and Transport effective 3rd November 2021.
Presiding over the handover event at URA Headquarters, the minister of works and transport Edward Katumba wamala says the transfer of Motor vehicle administration to the Ministry of Works is intended to improve service delivery to the public.
Flanked by URA commissioner General John Musinguzi Rujoki ,ura and ministry of works staff,Gen Katumba wamala says as part of the digitization process,motor vehicle records across the country,the old logbooks have been de-gazetted and are now invalid with effect from today.The old logbooks are book like in green and pink colors.
Edward Katumba wamala says in future, government intends to introduce simple logbooks with looks similar to the National ID or driving permits.
The process will be made possible through the joint development and implementation of Integration capabilities of the various systems including; the interface between motor vehicle records archiving system, e-Tax system, ASYCUDA world, e- platform service desk system, client queue management system and the automated licensing system.
During the transition URA will continue to offer technical support to the Ministry of works and transport and jointly continue to update the public on every available information.