Allen Kagina

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Allen Kagina
Born 1961 (age 53–54)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mukiga
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Science in Psychology)
University of Liverpool
(Masters of Public Administration)
Occupation Business Administrator
Years active 1985 — present
Known for Administrative Skills, Integrity
Home town Kampala
Title Executive Director
Uganda National Roads Authority
Religion Born-again Christian

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.[1] Before that, from 2004 until 2014, she served as the director general of the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).[2]

Background and education[edit]

She was born in Rukungiri District, Western Region of Uganda, in 1961.[3] 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.[4]

Work experience[edit]

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 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.[5] 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.[6] 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).[7] On 27 April 2015, John Byabagambi, the Ugandan Minister of Works and Transport appointed her as the executive director of the UNRA, effective 1 May 2015.[1][8]

Personal details[edit]

Allen Kagina is married to Paul Kagina. Together, they are the parents of three children, Dan, Michelle and Mark. She is a born-again Christian.[4][9]

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. ^ a b Bwire, Nelson (27 April 2015). "Allen Kagina To Head UNRA". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Kaujju, Peter (24 March 2007). "More Changes In URA". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Mwesigye, Shifa (2 January 2011). "Despite Its Rich Profile, Rukungiri Wallows In Poverty". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Nakaweesi, Dorothy (29 June 2010). "Allen The Tax Collector And Mother". Daily Monitor (Uganda). Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ David Mugabe, and Mark Owor (15 July 2010). "Kagina Set to Stay at Helm of Revenue Body". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Olaki, Emmy (8 February 2006). "Kagina Gets Leadership Award". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Among, Barbara (22 May 2011). "Auditor General Gets Sh36 Million Salary". New Vision. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  8. ^ NBS Reporter, . (27 April 2015). "Former URA Boss Allen Kagina Now UNRA Executive Director". Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  9. ^ Sanya, Samuel (25 October 2014). "What Makes Allen Kagina Tick". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 29 April 2015. 

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