The ODPP has registered numerous achievements in the areas of directing and guiding criminal investigations, prosecution of criminal cases, and undertaking various organizational development and strategic measures to propel institutional growth and effective and efficient execution of her mandate. Since the realignment of the Office, significant effort has been dedicated to institutional growth and development, to match its capacity with service demand and desired quality. Below are some of the key outputs and achievements of the ODPP;

    • Establishment of Regional Offices

In order to bring prosecution services closer to the people, 16 Regional Offices have been opened up. Each is headed by an officer at the level of A/DPP. These are located in Jinja, Lira, Soroti, Mbale, Kabale, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Kampala, Gulu, Arua, Masaka, Masindi, Mubende, Mukono, Mpigi and Nakawa. The Regional Offices will supervise all the DPP stations that fall under their regions in every aspect except those that require the personal input of the Director such as signing withdrawal forms.


The Prosecution Case Management Information System was acquired  and its  implementation currently being rolled out. This is a fully automated system that will track the movement and status of all case files within the Office. This is intended to expedite the movement of information as well as make it easier to track file movement and the decisions on each case file. It is expected that this will speed up the delivery of justice.

    • Client Charter

The Clients Charter was developed to ensure good governance practices such as transparency, accountability and responsiveness of administration of criminal justice. This is aimed at empowering our clients with knowledge on the services we provide. This charter will also enable our clients appreciate and claim their rights and serve as a tool for continuous performance improvement.

    • Geographical Coverage

The number of DPP stations country-wide has greatly increased in a regional balanced manner. Currently, there are 108 station in all various regions of the country, with Head Offices in Kampala.

    • Physical Infrastructure

The ODPP has constructed 32 office buildings all around the country. These are 15 currently under construction.

    • Improved Conviction rate

The prosecution service has tremendously improved. The conviction rate is 55%, a marked increase from the 30% at which was in 1995.

The conviction rate in the Anti-Corruption court alone is 70%

Some notable cases that have been handled by the DPP’s office include UGANDA vs. UWERA NSENGA, UGANDA vs. KATO KAJUBI both of which were murder cases. Others include UGANDA vs. JOHN MUWANGUZI KASHAKA & OTHERS which was in relation to the loss of billions meant for the purchase of bicycles at the Ministry of Local Government and UGANDA vs. KAZINDA GEOFFREY arising from the loss of funds from Office of the Prime Minister both of which have resulted in convictions. The Directorate is also handling loss of billions from the Ministry of Public Service in UGANDA vs. JIMMY LWAMAFA & OTHERS.

    • Establishment of Specialised Units

Specialised units have been created to improve efficiency and ensure that staff members attain specialised knowledge in the field of criminal law. Such units include:

        1. Anti-Corruption,
        2. Land Fraud,
        3. Gender,
        4. Children and Sexual Offences,
        5. International Crimes & Anti-Terrorism
    • Training

The ODPP has partnered with other organisations and prosecutorial bodies in the world to improve the performance of staff through; attachments, study tours and continued on job training.

Vision And Mission


 “A crime free society”.


 “To handle and prosecute criminal cases in a just, effective and efficient manner”.

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