About the ODPP

The core mandate of the ODPP is enshrined under Article 120 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda 1995 as amended and includes; to direct the police to investigate any information of a criminal nature, institute criminal proceedings against any person or authority in any court in Uganda other than a court martial and control private prosecutions. In the exercise of the functions of the institution, regard is had to the public interest, interest of administration of justice and the need to prevent abuse of the legal process. The ODPP is an independent institution not subject to the direction or control of any person or authority.

In the execution of its mandate, the ODPP contributes to the Governance and Security Programme of the National Development Plan III. The programme goal is to “Improve adherence to the rule of law and capacity to contain prevailing and emerging security threats.”

The ODPP also forms of the Access to Justice Sub program under the Governance and Security Program, responsible for administering justice, maintaining law and order and promoting the observance of human rights.

Vision And Mission


 “A crime free society”.


 “To manage and prosecute criminal cases in courts of judicature in order to reduce the rate of crime in the country”.

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