Akol’s unprecedented triumph and continental accomplishment comes just three years after she was named the commissioner general of the tax body, having replaced another top achiever, Allen Kagina, who is currently the executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority.
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) commissioner general, Doris Akol, has received the African Leadership Magazine (ALM) Person of the Year Public Service Excellence Award 2018, in addition to being inducted into the ALM’s chief executive officers’ Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Akol was feted at the 2018 African Leadership Magazine Awards held at the Santdon Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 24, 2018.
Akol’s unprecedented triumph and continental accomplishment comes just three years after she was named the commissioner general of the tax body, having replaced another top achiever, Allen Kagina, who is currently the executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).
ALM, according to its website, notes that the Persons of the Year Award is and exclusive gong only received by the continent’s best political, diplomatic and business leaders that are contributing to growth and development.
“The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award, which is in its 6th run is in keeping with our tradition of presenting the sides of the continent, which hardly finds placement on the global mainstream media, and celebrating exemplary leadership and individuals who have contributed to shaping the global perception of the African continent. These group of Africans are the Game-Changers, who are doing things differently towards re-positioning the African continent,” read a statement on the magazine website.
Regarding the Hall of Fame induction, it ALM states that: “The African Leadership CEOs Hall of Fame will be an exclusive club of top chief executives from across the continent who have continuously exhibited a passion and commitment to diligence, success and transformational leadership in their bid to make Africa prosperous.”
Akol was commended for spearheading engagements with the business community, providing accountability platforms for revenue collected as well as for the Servant Leadership displayed in the #servedbytheCG campaign.
Plaques signifying the award and the hall of fame conscription, were handed over to URA officials Sarah Banage and Vincent Seruma at the weekend. Both are attached to the Commissioner General’s Office.
Responding to the news, Akol, in a tweet stated, “Kudos to the entire team @URAUganda. This is continental acknowledgement of your excellence in service delivery…”
Akol attributed her latest accolade to staff who, she argued, excellently executed the initiatives for which she and indeed URA were recognised.
In addition to ensuring that Government has revenue to offer services, Akol has created strategic partnerships with local and international institutions. She has also instilled among her team a culture of service and providing solutions to clients’ challenges.
The African Leadership Magazine published by African Leadership (UK) Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom. It focuses “on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today.”
Its mission is to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and development in Africa, hence championing the emergence of a new Africa.
According to the website, profits from the magazine are “ploughed” into providing a future for vulnerable children of Africa through the Send a Child To School Program.
The magazine wholly supports the program in collaboration with the African Leadership Development Foundation, Inc. USA, the Betwixt and Between Foundation, USA and the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development Nigeria.