The Minister of Works and Transport Engineer John Byabagambi on Monday appointed former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner general Allen Kagina as the new Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) with effect from May 1st 2015. Today here at Showbiz Uganda we bring you the hard working is?
Who is Allen Kagina?
Allen Catherine Kagina is a Ugandan administrator. She is the executive director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). She was appointed to that position on 27 April 2015. Before that, from 2004 until 2014, she served as the director general of the Uganda Revenue Authority.
Background And Education
She was born in Rukungiri District, Western Region of Uganda, in 1961. Kagina studied at Gayaza High School, a prestigious, private, boarding, all-girl middle and high school. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology obtained from Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration obtained from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Kagina started her career in 1985 as a teaching assistant at Makerere University. She later moved to the Office of the President. In 1992, she joined the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) as a senior principal revenue officer, serving in that capacity until 1998. In 2000, she was promoted to the rank of deputy commissioner for customs at URA, serving in that capacity until 2001.
She was appointed commissioner general of URA in 2004. She is credited with improving the URA’s financial performance. She was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award in February 2006, by Destiny Consult, an industry group, for turning around the performance of the tax body since her appointment to head the organization in 2004. In October 2010, her contract was renewed for another three years. Her monthly salary was reported to be UGX:28 million (approximately: US$11,250).
During her tenure at URA, she was awarded the Corporate Leadership Award in February 2006, for turning around the performance of the tax body since her appointment
Kagina is married. She and her husband are the parents of three children. She is a born-again Christian.