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KAGUMIRE ABEL

KAGUMIRE ABEL

Consulting Partner- Business strategy

Personal Experience

Mr. Kagumire Abel is a patriotic man of integrity, capacity builder, and trade facilitation, expert. Married with four children, Abel has served at Uganda Revenue Authority for 19years.

Leadership Philosophy:

His leadership philosophy is people-focused- aims at guiding people towards a common vision by creating a conducive environment for them. He believes in transforming people through mentoring and coaching, leads by example, and maintains an open-door policy at the workplace.

Academics Qualifications:

He is a graduate of Social Sciences from Makerere University (MUK).

Holds a Master of Science degree in Population and Reproductive Health from MUK and a Masters of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management (MBA ESM) from Bugema University.

Professional Accreditations:

  • Abel is an accredited leader upon completion of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Leadership and Management Development Program (LMD),
  • A fellow of the Common Wealth Tax Administration Senior Leadership, and an accredited Trustee of the Johannesburg School of Finance.
  • He is also a WCO accredited valuation expert and a JICA/EAC Master Trainer.

Work history and accomplishments:

  • 1998, worked with the Ministry of Defense as a pay Cadre for two years where he streamlined and computerized the pay system of the UPDF.
  • 2000, worked with the Special Revenue Protection Services (SRPS), where he established the Fraud Audit team at SRPS headquarters.
  • 2002, joined URA, as a PIAT officer and has served as a Verification officer, a CBC valuation officer, in-charge Control desk, in-charge Compliance CBC, in-charge Bus terminal, Supervisor Customs Malaba station, Manager Customs for the Northern region and Manager Customs Enforcement Operations.
  • Has participated in Time Release Studies (TRS) in 2005, 2008, 2010 and led the team that conducted the 2019 study.
  • 2018, appointed the Assistant Commissioner Customs Audit (ACCA) until 1st April 2020 when he took over as Acting Commissioner Customs.
  • On 1 September 2020 he was appointed the Commissioner Customs Uganda Revenue Authority

Other responsibilities and affiliations:

  • Member of URA Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme
  • Head of the Development Department at Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Kampala Central Church
  • Member of the Lions Club International.

Mr. Abel Kagumire is the Commissioner Customs Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). He has served URA for the past 19 years.  On 1 April 2020, he took over as Acting Commissioner Customs a position which he was substantively appointed to on 1 September 2020

He holds a Master’s of Science degree in Population and Reproductive Health from Makerere University (MUK). He also attained a Master’s in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management from Bugema University in Uganda.