Blog: URA Commissioner General – Ms. Doris Akol to join powerful speakers at the London- Uganda Investment Forum in UK – 12th Sept 2015

URA Commissioner General – Ms. Doris Akol to join powerful speakers at the London- Uganda Investment Forum in UK – 12th Sept 2015

Doris will join the powerful speakers including; Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda Prime Minister, Chief Guest, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda Nnabagereka Queen of Buganda, Dr. Louis Kasekende, Deputy Governor, BOU, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, Honourable A. Aporu Christine, Minister for Teso Affairs, Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Jennifer Semakula Musisi, Executive Director-KCCA, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe, chairman , Baywood Continental Limited, Lord Sheikh, HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda, HE Nimisha Madhvani, H.E. Ambassador Mirjam Blaak Sow, Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority, Richard Dowden, Director of the Royal Africa Society, Robin Odong, MD, Kampala Independent Hospital, Gulu International Hospital, Doris Akol, Commissioner General-URA, Mr. Ismail Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of WorldRemit, Mr Ian Harrison, UK Trade & Investment-Regional Director, Hon. Kasamba Mathias, Chairperson- Parliament Committee on Agriculture, Nuradin Osman, MD, Africa & Middle East for AGCO ( Massey Ferguson), Dr. Eng. Frank Sebbowa, CEO-Uganda Investment Authority, Hon.Kataike Sarah Ndoboli, Minister of State for Luwero Triangle and many others.
Ms Doris Akol will give an overview on tax regime, tax exemption and incentives.


The Ugandan Convention UK is sustaining its acclamation as one of the Uganda focused prime annual events in Europe and it is getting more influential every year and attracting the most powerful delegates.

The 2015 programme has a demanding, interesting and varied agenda over the course of the day, with keynote addresses, panel discussions and break-out networking sessions involving government and officials from the private sectors, prominent Ugandan (Africa) entrepreneurs, private equity funds, asset managers, bankers, leaders and Pan-African development institutions. Additionally, a Project Centre will be in place to enable bilateral meetings and group discussions, with on hand support to facilitate business deals.
THE CONFERENCE: The 2015 programme has a demanding, interesting and var-ied agenda over the course of the day, with keynote speakers including the Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda’s Prime Minister on topics such as Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Agri-business, Real Estate, Financial markets and Manufac-turing.

GOVERNMENT/INVESTOR CONSULTATIONS: Investors have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with high level government officials including the Prime Minister to discuss potential projects and investment opportunities on how to use Uganda as a hub to access an expanding market of nearly 374m consumers from the EAC and SADC Markets.

EXHIBITION: Exhibitors have a unique platform to enhance their corpo-rate profile and expand their market by showcasing their brand, products and services to a large receptive audience of potential customers and decision makers.

NETWORKING: Break-out sessions enable important networking opportuni-ties to forge new partnerships, explore investment opportu-nities, gain valuable insights, and exchange contact details with key influencers.

AFTER PARTY: The convention culminates in a spectacular after party, giv-ing all attendees including VIPs, an opportunity to relax, un-wind, mingle and enjoy the rich cultural diversity of Uganda.  We are proud to have Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda, and The Prime Minister both avid supporters of the conven-tion, as our chief guests.  Celebrating cultural exchange and diversity and to promote community cohesion will be the guiding theme as the gala showcases and helps to preserve Uganda’s cultural traditions.

This event is particularly im-portant to the diaspora, educating the new generation through a variety of singing and dancing acts and teaching them the importance of reconnecting with their roots. Part of the proceeds from the event will be donated towards the construction of the Ekisaakaate Kya Nnabagereka Camp in Ssisa, Wakiso District, Entebbe Road.


About Doris Akol

Doris is a lawyer who has served URA for the last 19 years and has risen through leadership ranks to head the Authority’s department of Legal Services and Board Affairs.
Akol (45) started her education at Nakasero Primary School. She later joined St Mary’s Namagunga for O’level and would later go on to finish her A’level at Nabisunsa Girls School. At the time Allen Kagina was joining URA – in 1992 -, Akol was in her final year at the Makerere University Law School. She didn’t join URA after her law degree. She joined a law firm, Nagemi & Co. Advocates for one year.

She became a commissioner in 2011, when she replaced Jennifer Musisi as Commissioner Legal and Board Affairs at URA. Much of her work has been as the in house counsel for URA and is credited for leading the team of lawyer’s in the Capital Gains Tax cases against Tullow and Heritage Oil Companies.


She is the winner of 2008 Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Ralph Bell Prize, and Uganda Law Society’s 2014 Best Female In-house Lawyer. Prior to joining URA, she served as a tax and legal advisor in various tax consultancies.


It is from this achievement that she was awarded Best Female In-House Lawyer of the Year 2014 by the Uganda Law Society.

At URA, she was part of Fired Up for Excellent Leadership (FUEL), an in-house program aimed at grooming leaders. This propelled her into management positions in the last nine years.

As Commissioner General, she leads a twenty seven-member management team and dedicated staff in mobilising revenue with a goal to fully fund Uganda’s recurrent and capital expenditure in the near future.

We urge you to make every effort to participate in this important event in London as we continue our efforts to promote Uganda as an increasingly pivotal destination for investment.

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