KAMPALA – President Museveni has earmarked Doris Akol for the position of a judge having relieved her of her duties as Commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Revenue Authority, PML Daily has learnt.
On Sunday, March 29, 2020, the President announced the appointment of John Musinguzi Rujoki as the new URA Commissioner General, replacing Akol who has been in the position since 2014.
And now it has emerged that the President is not ready to dispense with the services of Akol, whose work ethics having been impressive.
Sources close to the appointing authority told this website on Sunday afternoon that the President cannot “dumb Akol just like that” and has already directed his aides to ensure that she is absorbed in the Judiciary, with the appointment set to be announced soon.
One of the vacant positions in the Judiciary is Director of Public Prosecutions and she could take it up.
Akol has a master’s degree in law (LLM) from Mc Gill University in Canada.
On completing her Bar Course at LDC, Akol briefly worked with a private law firm and volunteered with FIDA Uganda before finally joining URA working in (and subsequently heading) its Legal department for 19 years.
Highly qualified Akol is also a Chartered Corporate Secretary (was URA CS before becoming CG) on top of additional qualifications from the prestigious UMI where she was the best student in her PGD class in Financial Management: passing with distinction.
On her work ethic, sources said that the President has been impressed that she regularly keeps appointments.
Museveni regularly calls Akol, seeking updates on revenue collection and her views on many things. She gets summoned to State House at short notice-and very regularly, which she fulfills promptly
A lawyer by profession, Akol has been Commissioner General for URA for five years. While granting her a new contract in 2018, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija (her immediate political supervisor) praised her stellar performance as chief fundraiser for government in the first term.