Policy and Legal

Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) commission launched

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:27

The commission launched under the theme “Reframing the agenda for NCDs and Injuries in Uganda” will collect, analyze, and report information to demonstrate the national burden of NCDIs, current health system readiness, and potential expansion of health system interventions in Uganda. Specifically, the commission is tasked to analyze the disease burden of NCDIs in Uganda, determine priority strategies to address this burden and quantify the resource gap in implementing strategies in terms of finances, human resources and governance.


National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) 2019-2023 launched

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:26

Government of Uganda in August 2019 launched the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) 2019-2023 under the theme “Securing Uganda Against Health Threats” to strengthen Uganda’s health security capacity and community resilience against public health threats in compliance with International Health Regulations (2005).



Government launches the National Public Sector Procurement Policy (NPSPP).

Submitted by on Thu, 09/03/2020 - 00:23

Government of Uganda through Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development launched the new National Public Sector Procurement Policy (NPSPP). The aim of the policy is to encourage the use of public sector procurement to promote the social, environmental and economic objectives while at the same time meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Parliament passes the Toll Road Bill 2018

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:30

Parliament passed the Road Toll Bill 2018. The bill is aimed at streamlining management of toll roads in the country. Similarly, the Uganda National Roads Authority put in place several regulations governing the road sub sector including the wheel and axle regulations, the ferry management regulations, vehicle dimension regulations among others. These are aimed at streamlining transport to reduce damaging and vandalism of the road infrastructure.



Government improves regulation of the ICT sector

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:28

The Ugandan economy has seen surmountable contribution of ICT in as far as easing Government interaction and promotion of business and trade activities. The ICT sector has put in place several policy as guiding tools for proper regulation which include the Data Protection and Privacy Policy 2019, National Postcode and Addressing System Policy 2019, the Broadband Policy among others.


National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) 2019-2023 launched

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:27

Government of Uganda in August 2019 launched the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) 2019-2023 under the theme “Securing Uganda Against Health Threats” to strengthen Uganda’s health security capacity and community resilience against public health threats in compliance with International Health Regulations (2005).


Ugandan Parliament passes the landlord-Tenant Bill, 2018, and Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Submitted by on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:26

Parliament of Uganda passed the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018, and the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The land-tenant bill restricts all rent obligations or transactions to be expressed, recorded and settled in Ugandan shillings. In addition, the house passed a provision which prohibits landlords from increasing rent of more than 10 per cent of the rent charges and should be done in once in twelve months.

In addition, Parliament has passed new amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Act intended to tighten the noose on terrorists and those who finance terror.