Government of Uganda

The Government of the Republic of Uganda, in conformity with the principles of democratic governance, exercises its powers through the three (3) arms of Government – the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary. The three organs derive their powers from the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, which is the Supreme Law of the land.

According to the Uganda Vision 2040, the tenets of good governance include constitutional democracy, protection of human rights, rule of law, political and electoral processes, transparency and accountability, government effectiveness and regulatory quality and security. Particularly the Vision 2040 identified human rights observance as a critical feature of good governance and the rule of law.

The Government of Uganda has made significant progress in social and economic development during the past two decades and is moving steadily towards sustainable growth and poverty reduction. The Government remains committed to the pursuit of socioeconomic transformation as envisioned in the country’s long-term aspirations. The government has adopted various national strategies to address development challenges.

The government of Uganda has continued to engage investors through a high level forum of Presidential Investors Round Table (PIRT) that brings together a select group of both foreign and local investors to advise Government on how to improve the investment climate in the country. Through these engagements several investment bottlenecks have been resolved.

General performance of the FY2020/2021 indicates that on average, Government achieved 36% at programme outcome level against the NDP III target. This is a low rating given that in the previous performance, Government had been rated at 58% performance in meeting the set targets.

The share of central government transfers to Local Government stood at 13.7 percent below the Plan target of 18.38 percent for FY2020/21. The inadequate allocations to LGs has greatly affected the delivery of decentralized services. Despite the short falls in in central government transfers to LGs, the Parish Development Model (PDM) was approved by Government as the delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence economy.