20 February 2001

Uganda: Clearing Agents Form Ethics Group

Kampala — A new association to promote professionalism and integrity among clearing agents was last week inaugurated by the minister of economic monitoring Kweronda Ruhemba at Nile Hotel.

The interim chairman of the Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA), located on plot 8 Buganda Road, Charles Kareeba told The New Vision yesterday at his office, that one of their objectives is that while they want to ensure that they do not overcharge the customers, they will not cheat customs.

"We are agents of the customs and as such we have a responsibility to see that the correct taxes are paid. On the other hand we want to ensure that our clients are not overcharged" he said.

Kareeba said they would not just allow anybody to be a member of their association but check on their integrity.

He said the association would be electing its substantive officials in March.

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