Allen Kagina

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Allen Kagina
Born 1961 (age 52–53)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mukiga
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc)
Makerere University
Masters of Public Administration(MPA)
University of Liverpool
Occupation Administrator
Years active 1985 — present
Known for Administrative Skills, Integrity
Home town Kampala
Title Commissioner General
Uganda Revenue Authority
Religion Born-again Christian

Allen Catherine Kagina is a Ugandan administrator. She is the current Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).[1] She was appointed to that position in 2004.


She was born in Rukungiri District, Western Uganda, in 1961.[2]


Allen Kagina studied at Gayaza High School, a prestigious, private, boarding, all-girl middle and high school. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc), obtained from Makerere University, Uganda's oldest and largest public university. She also holds the degree of Masters in Public Administration (MPA), obtained from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.[3]

Work experience[edit]

Allen 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 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.[4] She is credited with improving the financial performance at URA. 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.[5] In October 2010 her contract was renewed for another three years. Her monthly salary was reported to amount to UGX:28 million (approximately: US$11,250).[6]

Personal details[edit]

Allen Kagina is married. Together with her husband, they are the parents of three children. She is a born-again Christian.

Succession table as Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority[edit]

Preceded by
Annebrit Aslund
2001 - 2004
Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority
2004 - 2014
Succeeded by
Doris Akol
2014 - present

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kaujju, Peter (24 March 2007). "More Changes In URA". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Mwesigye, Shifa (2 January 2011). "Despite Its Rich Profile, Rukungiri Wallows In Poverty". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Nakaweesi, Dorothy (29 June 2010). "Allen The Tax Collector And Mother". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ David Mugabe, and Mark Owor (15 July 2010). "Kagina Set to Stay at Helm of Revenue Body". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Olaki, Emmy (8 February 2006). "Kagina Gets Leadership Award". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Among, Barbara (22 May 2011). "Auditor General Gets Sh36 Million Salary". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 

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