URA Names Top Taxpayers as Coca Cola, Chop Gaming Lead

ChopGaming, under the leadership of Mr Eazi, has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the betting industry through its subsidiary, BetPawa Chop Gaming Ltd which trades as BetPawa in Uganda, has bagged the runners up at Excel Award at the Taxpayers Appreciation Awards Ceremony, organised by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).

The Taxpayers Appreciation season celebrates and honours the top taxpayers who have consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment and adherence to tax regulations.

While receiving the award, Mr Allan Tumushabe, the ChopGaming MD in Uganda said,

“This prestigious recognition is a testament to the outstanding contribution made by our company in the field of revenue mobilisation and youth empowerment in Uganda”.

Mr Eazi

The company was founded by Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, better known by his stage name Mr Eazi, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, record executive and businessman.

The Taxpayer Appreciation Season (TPAS) is an initiative by URA aimed at promoting service excellence and recognizing compliant taxpayers for their significant role in revenue mobilisation. ChopGaming, under the leadership of Mr Eazi, has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the betting industry through its subsidiary, BetPawa.

With a commitment to innovation, officials say customer satisfaction, and responsible gambling, ChopGaming has not only contributed to revenue mobilisation but has also created employment opportunities and fostered economic growth in the region.

“This recognition highlights our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of compliance and their significant impact on revenue mobilisation efforts. ChopGaming remains committed to its mission of providing a safe, enjoyable, and responsible betting experience to its customers.”

– Mr Tumushabe noted.

ChopGaming said the recognition serves as a motivation to continue its pursuit of excellence and innovation in the betting industry.

Juma Kisaame, the Chairman, Uganda Revenue Authority Board of Directors, said URA’s outstanding performance of 100.23% exhibited in the financial year 2022/2023 calls for applauding the compliant taxpayers for their contribution towards transformational revenue mobilisation.

“Over the years, URA has registered year on year revenue growth in tax collection. For example, last FY alone, we posted 16.4% year on year growth with collections of UGX 25,209.05 billion compared to the financial year 2021/2022 which had a 12.14% growth with collections of UGX 21.062 billion,”-  he added.

Finance Minister Matia Kasaija, while launching the URA digital strategy last month, tasked URA to raise the tax to GDP from the current 14% to 20% in the next four years.

“Once we achieve this milestone, we should be able to fund our national budget without relying on external donors. Developed countries with a high tax-to-GDP ably fund their national budgets without borrowing.”

– said URA Commissioner General, John Musinguzi Rujoki.

The Taxpayers Appreciation Awards Ceremony, held at the URA Tower Nakawa, brought together industry leaders, private sector players and government officials.

Source: chimpreports.com

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