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Monday, 14 November 2016 10:24

Stakeholder Awareness on Insolvency




Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is a body corporate established by the URSB Act Cap 210 and is responsible for Business, Intellectual Property, Civil Registrations and handles all Insolvency Matters with the Registrar General being the Official Receiver. 

The Official Receiver is at the forefront of driving insolvency reform in this country with an aim of boosting the competitiveness of the investment climate through aligning the needs of all key business players to suit a modern insolvency infrastructure. 

In line with the Second National Development Plan NDPII 2015/16-2019/20 of Uganda Vision 2040 whose theme is strengthening Uganda’s competitiveness for sustainable wealth creation, employment and Inclusive growth, the Official Receiver has organized a five [5] day activity for Insolvency practitioners, Judicial officers, the Business Community and Official Receivers from the East African Community, under the Theme “Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness on Insolvency”. 

The primary function of engaging the Business Community and insolvency practitioners is to enlighten Businessmen and professionals on developing the culture of Business revival as opposed to Liquidation. Business failure is a commercial reality, however the Law gives a distressed debtor, its creditors and other stakeholders the option to restructure and rescue the business. 

For a rescue plan to succeed, the Official Receiver takes cognizance of the existence of an effective court to manage insolvency, and more so dedicated Judicial Officers. Judicial Officers will be trained for two consecutive days by Judges from United States of America and United Kingdom on strategies in handling rescue plans. 

Given the rapid globalization of trade and its borderless nature which does not only apply to multinational Corporations but also to small and medium enterprises, [SMEs], We will engage the Regional Official Receivers from across the East African Community to discuss ways of eradicating trade barriers across borders while moving towards the enactment of the East African Protocol on Insolvency Practice.

The Bureau will engage its stakeholders from November 14 – 18, 2016 to share experiences, exchange ideas and challenges facing the East African Community Insolvency landscape. 

For more information about URSB contact: Uganda Registration Services Bureau Plot 5, George Street; Tel: 0417 338000 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: Facebook and twitter: URSBHQ


Published: November 14 2016

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 08:42

Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau is an autonomous statutory body established by Chapter 210 Laws of Uganda in 1998. The Bureau was created to take over the functions of the Registrar General’s Office under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. The Act came into force on the 16th of August, 2004 and the self-accounting status was granted in July, 2010. The bureau is governed by the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer is the Registrar General.

Section 4(2) of URSB Act stipulates that the Bureau shall, for the purpose of achieving its objectives, have the following functions:-

Carry out all registrations required under the relevant laws;

Maintain registers, data and records on registrations affected by the bureau and to act as a clearing house for information and data   on those registrations;

Evaluate from time to time the practicability and efficacy of the relevant laws and advise the Government accordingly;

Carry on research and also disseminate research findings in the fields covered by the relevant laws through seminars, workshops, publications or other means and to recommend to the Government any improvements in the relevant laws appearing to the Bureau to be required as a result;

Charge fees for any services performed by the Bureau;

Perform any other function or to carry out such other activity as may be conducive or incidental to the efficient discharge of its objects or as the Minister may, by statutory instrument, direct;

Act as the agent of the Uganda Revenue Authority in the collection of stamp duty under the Stamps Act in respect of any documents or other matter on or in respect of which stamp duty is required to be paid and connected with the functions of the bureau under this Act;


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