Doris Akol

Former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner General Doris Akol has been appointed Technical Assistance Advisor at the International Monetary Fund.

Former KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi was one of those to break the news.

“Congratulations to one of Africas most brilliant tax administrators and legal professionals on your ascension to Technical Assistance Advisor International Monetary Fund @DDorisAkol they’ve grabbed a gem,” she tweeted.

In Washington DC, Ms Akol will be working with the IMF department that provides technical assistance to IMF member countries in several public finance areas, including public financial management, tax policy and revenue administration, and expenditure policy.

She now joins other Ugandan women currently working in key positions at major international organizations and agencies, including Justice Julia Sebutinde who is at the International Court of Justice, and Winnie Byanyima who heads the USAID.

Ms Akol holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Makerere University, and a postgraduate Diploma in Law Practice obtained from the Law Development Centre, in Kampala.

 Her Diploma in Financial Management was obtained from the Uganda Management Institute. She holds the degree of Master of Laws (LLM), obtained from Makerere University.

Her second degree of Master of Laws, was obtained from McGill University in Canada in 2001. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).