If you have driven along Entebbe-Kampala highway, you will notice the huge billboards on the sides. On the billboards you see this message: "Get Out of Line Get Online-Quick Vehicle Online Registration Today! Does that Vehicle belong to you?"
Uganda Revenue Authority is in a drive to have all the vehicles registered online. Vehicle owners will have to go to the URA website ura.go.ug and enter all the relevant vehicle particulars.
The Vehicle Online Registration is a move that URA is resorting to in curbing duplicate number plates. The beauty with this is that once a number plate is entered into the system, it will not accept similar number plates and in this way, car owners will voluntarily drive to URA to establish who the rightful owner is.
A month back, Uganda Revenue Authority impounded over 300 vehicles with identical number plates something that forced them to mount a search on those behind the vice and their efforts have landed on some four whom they suspect to have hacked into their database.
Now if you have a vehicle and the logbook is not in your name, then the question of; Does that vehicle belong to you? might have to be addressed by either ensuring that you effect the transfer from the previous owner, or to ensure that the person/company that sold you formalises the transfer process.
It becomes practically impossible to fill that URA online form if the name on the log-book is not yours unless when the online form will be designed to accomodate that. We will let you know as soon as that form is up and running on the URA website.
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