RRA now accuses exiled tycoon Rujugiro of tax default
Saturday September 5 2015
The Union Trade Centre (UTC) mall in Kigali, which is owned by exiled Rwandan business mogul Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, attracted a court case by the tycoon after the government declared it an abandoned property and seized it. PHOTO | FILE
The tax body on August 25 released a list of over 200 tax defaulters, including foreign and domestic owned businesses, who owe the government over $78 million in unremitted tax.
The Union Trade Centre (UTC), a company owned by Mr Rujugiro —who until 2009 was President Paul Kagame’s economic advisor but later fell out with the regime — featured on the list.
The tycoon said that the move is politically motivated and a plot by the state to fully possess his assets.
Sources at RRA say the tax arrears Mr Rujugiro owes the taxman are in excess of $1.5 million.