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KAMPALA -- Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka was today handed the office of the Attorney General by the outgoing AG Mr. William Byaruhanga during a ceremony at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs presided over by the Solicitor General and attended by ministry staff from various departments and directorates.

Mr. Byaruhanga, who revealed that he had known and interacted with Mr. Kiryowa said the appointing authority made the right choice for his successor. 

“Handing over this office to Mr. Kiryowa is satisfying, why because I have known and interacted with him for many years.  Certainly, I know he is patriotic, professional, and has a high sense of duty and above all, impeccable qualities of a lawyer,” he said.

 

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KAMPALA -- The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) visited the new Attorney General (AG) of Uganda Hon. Kiryoowa Kiwanuka, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, to streamline coordination and ensure better working relations between the two institutions.

The visit which was initiated by the Attorney General himself saw the Commission present to him a number of issues affecting its operations.

 

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KAMPALA -- Mr. Kiryowa Kiwanuka has been appointed new Attorney General in the latest cabinet announced on Tuesday, 8th June 2021.

The Attorney General of Uganda is the principal legal adviser to the government of Uganda. The office of the attorney general is a cabinet-level government position in the country.

Kiwanuka takes over from William Byaruhanga who held the position from June 2016.

 

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KAMPALA - The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has today signed a consultancy contract with M/S Symbion (U) Limited to provide consultancy services for the design, documentation review and supervision of the construction of the JLOS House project. The event held at the Ministry’s office at Baumann House on Parliament Avenue was presided over by the Solicitor General, Mr. Francis Atoke. 

 

Below are facts and figures from today’s contract signing ceremony:

 

1. Consultancy contract signed for the design, documentation review and supervision of the construction of the JLOS House office park (located on Plot 98-102, Katalima Road - Naguru) and Uganda Police headquarters (located on Plot 40-96, Katalima Road – Naguru).

 

2. Contractor: M/S Symbion (U) Limited

 

3. The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to take the lead in implementation of the JLOS House project on behalf of JLOS institutions.

 

4. Project Beneficiary institutions: Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Judiciary (High Court), Ministry of Internal Affairs, Uganda Registration Services Bureau, Uganda Prisons, Judicial Service Commission, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Human Rights Commission, Uganda Law Reform Commission, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Tax Appeals Tribunal, Centre for Arbitration and Dispute Resolution among others.

 

5. The project to provide a total of 60,040 square meters (sq.) of office space and parking for over 2,300 vehicles

 

6. Construction to cost approx. USD $60 million (about Shs. 213.3 billion)

 

7. JLOS House project to save Government of Uganda a substantial amount of operational funds in rent (currently estimated at USD $6,983,949 annually for about 20,000 square meters).

 

8. Over the next seven (7) years, the JLOS consumptive expenditure on office space at the current rate is projected at USD $66.5m (for 20,000 sq.) and USD $199.2m (for 60,040 sq.). This is more than the projected cost of construction of the JLOS House.

 

9. Tender for construction expected to be issued in the 1st quarter of FY 2021/2022 (between July and September 2021).

 

 

 

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KAMPALA -- The Hon. Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu held a meeting with H.E Dr. Karin Boven, Ambassador of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda on the 16th of March 2021, who called on him at the Ministry’s Headquarters on Parliament Avenue. The meeting that was also attended by Mr. Francis Atoke, the Solicitor General and officials from the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Secretariat, was a courtesy call by the ambassador as she starts her tenure as chairperson of the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Development Partners Group (DPG).  

Prof. Kamuntu and H.E Dr. Boven, discussed matters of great importance to the nation, and to JLOS in particular. The issues discussed ranged from upholding the rule of law, respect for human rights, as well as strengthening of the commercial, transitional and criminal justice delivery mechanisms, notably the need to tackle the case backlog challenge in the courts of law, emphasising the fact that justice delayed is justice denied.