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The Cabinet of the Republic of Uganda at its sitting of 23rd March, 2020 at the State House Entebbe, in line with implementation of the Directives by H.E the President on management of the Corona Virus Pandemic, resolved that all Public Services offered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that involve direct contact with clients be suspended for the next 30 days effective Tuesday 24th March 2020.






Published: March 26, 2020

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Thursday, 22 November 2018 09:11

Government to start issuing E-Passports


The Government is moving to phase out the current type of passports by the end of January 2021 as preparations start to introduce electronic passports. 

Issuance of the e-passports will start on January 15, next year. Although similar to the existing passport, an e-passport contains a small contact-less integrated circuit (computer chip) embedded on the bio data page. The US and several countries in Europe, America, Asia and Latin America have long adopted e-passports. Kenya and Burundi are among countries in East Africa that are already using e-passports. 




Published: 22 November 2018

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The Justice, Law and Order Sector on October 27 2016 held the 2016 edition of the JLOS Recognition Awards during the 21st Annual JLOS Review conference at Speke Resort Munyonyo. The Chief Justice presided over the ceremony.

Below is a list of recipients for the 2016 JLOS Recognition Awards.




Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB)

URSB has excelled in streamlining business registration processes through an on-line business name application solution installed to facilitate online name search and business name reservations.  Services such as name search, reservations and assessment of fees payable can now be processed in one day – an unprecedented achievement in Uganda. URSB’s excellence in service delivery is pivotal to Uganda’s improving ratings in global competitiveness and has significantly contributed to the doing business environment and improved the country’s prospects as a viable investment destination. 





The Judiciary has been at the forefront of justice innovations over the years. The Judiciary recently launched the Audio-Visual Link project that makes it possible for courts to receive evidence by audio video link from witnesses who cannot appear in court due to infancy, old age, distance and costs. This technology innovation is an effective and cost effective enabler of access to justice for the vulnerable – a signature outcome of the JLOS Third Strategic Investment Plan.




Uganda Registration Service Bureau (URSB) 

URSB’s accomplishments in the area of customer service excellence exemplified by the recent establishment of a fully functioning call center and vibrant social media platforms, distinguish URSB's commitment to excellent customer service pivotal to Access to Justice. URSB continues to creatively engage with its clientele through people-oriented services that have transformed the Bureau into a key player and benchmark in efficient and effective service delivery.


Uganda Prisons Service

Uganda Prisons’ customer care approach evident in prison facilities across the country has positively changed the image of the Prisons service. 




MR. Anatoli Muleterwa 

Mr. Anatoli Muletwerwa is champion of human rights awareness in the Uganda Police through sensitization of the public using various media platforms. His pro-people approach has earned him the nickname “omulwani w’dembe ryabantu (high rights defender)” from a popular radio talkshow “Police nomuntu wabuligyo”

ASP Muleterwa is a member of the Paralegal Services and head of community policing, Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP).




National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

For the unprecedented and successful implementation of the National Identification Project.





The Judiciary has over the last financial year carried out extensive public sensitization campaigns across the country through barazas, radio talkshows and open days on issues of plea-bargaining, Small claims procedures and other access to Justice issues. The Judiciary has during these sensitization campaigns partnered with other JLOS institutions as a demonstration of the sector-wide approach to access to justice.   Efforts of the Judiciary to reach out to the public are yielding fruits in positively changing negative perceptions about the Judiciary in the public domain.




MR. Anthony Wesaka  

Anthony Wesaka is a journalist with the Daily Monitor who specializes in reporting on justice, law and order issues. Mr. Wesaka has for the last eight years consistently and objectively covered groundbreaking news and feature stories in many JLOS institutions.




Legal Aid Service Provider’s Network (LASPNET)

LASPNET has constructively and consistently engaged with the Sector on issues of access to justice especially regarding advocacy on the Legal Aid Policy.  





Lady Justice Leticia Kikonyogo

As a former Deputy Chief Justice Justice and Head of the Court of Appeal, Lady Justice Leticia Kikonyogo served the country and the Judiciary diligently in a glittering career spanning decades. 


Dr. S.P Kagoda 

Having diligently and faithfully served in as permanent secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Dr. S.P Kagoda has tremendously contributed to growth of the Justice, Law and Order Sector for more than a decade as a member of the JLOS Steering Committee. He has also been part of the peace process for Northern Uganda and as permanent secretary he led the multi-sectoral team to successfully implement the National ID project – a an unprecedented groundbreaking achievement for Uganda.


Mr. Tommy Ochen (RIP)

As a former Director of Correctional Services, Uganda Prisons who was instrumental in the award winning Prisons Rehabilitation Programme that continues to transform the lives of many prisoners across the country. Mr. Ochen’s selfless and dedicated service as a member of the JLOS Technical Committee was instrumental in shaping the policy and strategy of the Sector.

Though he is departed and no longer with us, the Justice, Law and Order celebrates his contribution and is proud to honor his honorable legacy.


Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi 

Having served in the Sector in various capacities – State Attorney (1981-1992); Deputy Attorney General and Minister of State for Justice and Constitutional Affairs (2006-2015) and Attorney General (2015 – 2016), Hon. Fredrick Ruhindi was instrumental in shaping Uganda’s justice, law and order landscape both from a technical, professional and political perspective. For his contribution, leadership and inspiration during the formative early years of the Sector, Hon. Ruhindi’s legacy lives on – through the big strides made by the Country and the Sector in the rule of law and administration of justice during his 35 years of diligent, people oriented and dedicated service.


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KAMPALA - President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Bukedea District Woman MP, Rose Akol as the new minister for Internal Affairs. The position fell vacant following the death of Gen. Aronda Nyakairima in September this year and had not been filled since. 51-year-old Akol is a trained accountant, holding a Master of Business Administration from Makerere University Business School. Before becoming Member of Parliament, Akol served as Internal Auditor at Joint Clinical Research Centre and Uganda Airlines Corporation.

She also worked as an accountant at Karamoja Development Agency and Uganda Export Promotion Council. She is also a committee member on Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Budget Committee.

The other appointment is 80-year-old Al Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, who has been appointed 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs. The position fell vacant following the death of Eriya Kategaya in March 2013. The president has also appointed Micheal Werikhe Kafabusa, 60, as State Minister for Industry. Werikhe replaces the late Dr James Mutende who died last month.

The newly appointed ministers will have to be vetted by the Appointments Committee of Parliament


Source: The Observer | November 16, 2015


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