2016/17 Ministerial Policy Statement
The Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) is a priority sector in the Ugandan economy whose mission is to "improve the safety of the person, security of property, observance of human rights and access to justice for accelerating growth, employment and prosperity". The overarching goal is to enhance the quality of life and ensure that poverty in Uganda is eliminated. The vision of JLOS is to “Ensure that people in Uganda live in a Safe and Just Society”.
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs (MOJCA) is the lead Institution of the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS). Other JLOS member institutions include, the Judiciary, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Local Government (Local Council Courts), Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (Juvenile Justice), Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Uganda Law Reform Commission, Uganda Police Force, Uganda Prison Services, Judicial Service Commission, Uganda Human Rights Commission, Law Development Centre, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Tax Appeals Tribunal, Uganda Law Society, Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (CADER), and the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration.
The FY 2016/17, is the final year of implementing the Third Sector Strategic Investment Plan (SIP III) of the Justice Law and Order Sector. SIP III seeks to deepen the interventions by focusing on three strategic objectives.
The 2016/17 Ministerial Policy Statement was on February 15 2016 presented by Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to Parliament for the debate on the estimates of revenue and expenditure.