Policy and Legal

The Agriculture Value Chain Development (AVCD) Strategy approved

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:18

The AVCD Strategy is aligned to the NDP III and PDM Framework. It spells out WHAT needs to be done at the various levels of the agricultural value chain, the HOW to do it. It also specifies the roles of the different program actors (WHO). The AVC is tandem with the objectives of the Agro-Industrialization Programme under Uganda’s third NDP III programme such as increasing the agricultural sector growth rate from 3.8 in FY2020/21 percent to 6.0 percent FY 2020/21.

Government of Uganda launches e-registry to ensure efficient and effective public service deliveryed towards reinforcing government’s r

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:34

Throught the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA), Government rolled out e-registry to ensure increased effective and efficient public service delivery, transparency and citizen participation. This is intended attaininig effective and efficient public service delivery.

NITA-U develops Enterprise Enterprise Architecture and e-Government Interoperability Framework Reference Architecture (GIRA) to improve Government’s service delivery, accountability and transparency.

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:29

This will help avoid digital fragmentation of services and data; improve sharing and reusing of information among MDAs; improve information exchange between MDAs; and increase cooperation between MDAs. This is all geared towards reinforcing government’s rate of service delivery, accountability and transparency.

Policy Review Framework to Finanlize the Financial Sector Development Strategy in an effort to strengthen Government of Uganda’s capacity for development planning

Submitted by on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 14:25

Developed a Policy review framework to finalize the Financial Sector Development Strategy. This Strategy aims at reducing financial exclusion and access barriers, developing credit infrastructure, building out the digital infrastructure for efficiency, and empowering and protecting individuals with enhanced financial capability. This is in line with the Development Plan Implementation Programme’s objective under NDP III of strengtheninging Government’s capacity for development planning.


East African Community Wildlife Conservation and Management Policy

Submitted by on Tue, 06/14/2022 - 09:40

Tourism accounts for about 10% of GDP of each EAC partner states, 7% of employment, and about 17% of export earnings. It is also estimated that 70% of tourism in the East Africa region is dependent on wildlife. Therefore, factors such as poaching, habitat loss and fragmentation, climate change, expansion of agricultural activities and human-wildlife conflict continue to threaten wildlife conservation efforts.

Parliament Passes Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:12

The Bill will oversee the establishment of the Uganda National Mining Company which will manage the government’s commercial holding and participating interests in mineral agreements. The Bill mandates the National Mining Company to hold 15 per cent free equity in all large and medium mining ventures as well as have the right to pay up 20 per cent extra shares in the mining ventures at the commercial rate.

Parliament passes the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2022

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:11

The amended Act is intended to remove inconsistencies in the law by introducing flexibility in its implementation and to streamline operations of the electricity sector. Particularly, the Bill proposes to remove the monopoly of the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company as the single buyers and suppliers of generated electricity. The Bill further intends to grant power to the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to classify licences and as well as increase funding ERA from 0.3% to 0.7% from the revenues generated from the sale of electricity.

Parliament passes the Physical Planners' Registration Bill, 2021

Submitted by on Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:10

Parliament passed the Physical Planners’ Registration Bill, 2021 to provide for the establishment of a Physical Planners' Registration Board; to provide for the powers and functions of the Board and to provide for the registration of physical planners in the country among other provisions. The Bill addresses the absence of a legal framework through which physical planners are regulated. Thus, it intends to solve the challenges of unplanned physical development in urban and rural, violation of minimum physical planning standards and abuse of environmentally sensitive areas.